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Marriage Advice

What Older Men Want Young Men To Know About Love

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 05.01.2015 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

According to the older men, one key to a long marriage can be summed up as "give your partner's interests a try." Among unhappy couples and divorced elders, resentment of a spouse's independent interests shone through. The partner's passion for an activity was seen as a threat to the relationship.

What Marriage Really Means

Dennis S. Lerner | Posted 04.28.2015 | Weddings
Dennis S. Lerner

If we accept from the beginning that marriage is a long-term process and journey available to committed partners, our expectations, our standards of achievement, and our prospects for success will all be changed in the direction of more successful, durable and satisfying partnerships.

The Proper Care and Folding of T-Shirts

Ashleigh Slater | Posted 04.27.2015 | Weddings
Ashleigh Slater

Credit: And yet the laundry still hasn't folded itself by Jamelah E., CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. No changes made. When my husband Ted and I got married, he ha...

10 Smart Ways To Divorce-Proof Your Marriage

YourTango | Posted 04.26.2015 | Weddings
YourTango

If you're in this union for the long haul, pick a tip or two for divorce-proofing your marriage.

The Secret To A Happy Marriage May Be In Your DNA

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 02.23.2015 | Weddings

The secret to a happy marriage seems to be a never-ending topic of discussion, but Robert Levenson, a psychology professor at UC Berkeley, is taking a...

An Open Letter to All the 'Almost 30-Year-Old' Ladies Wanting to Get Married

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 04.22.2015 | Women
Laura Lifshitz

You will find your dreamboat when he or she sails into your harbor on any given day. Just don't become single-focused. Travel. Love. Make friends. Pursue your dreams. Enjoy yourself. And I promise love will come into your life.

A Letter to the Lady On the Bus

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 04.22.2015 | Divorce
Laura Lifshitz

It was a nine-thirty a.m. bus full of tourists, workers, and students headed to the city. He had been in line with who I believed to be his wife or serious partner right behind me as we filed onto the bus.

#1 Most Important Ingredient to the Success of Marriage

Scott Gornto | Posted 04.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Scott Gornto

By no means am I suggesting that this is easy, but a healthy and thriving marriage requires hard work from both partners. Sometimes this hard work means each spouse laying down his or her arms and finally admitting, "It's not you. It's me. I messed up. How can we make this better?"

'Help' Is A 4-Letter Word

Emily Gallo | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Emily Gallo

I have a knight in shining armor. He's making dinner or taking Noah to hockey practice or peeling polish from his toenails. That guy has a knight in shining armor, too. It's me, the missing piece in archaic princess culture. We make it through together. We help each other.

10 Ways To Improve Your Marriage Without Even Interacting With Your Husband

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 04.21.2015 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

 If you really feel distant or angry, these are often easier options, and they can start changing your perspective for the better so that you're in a more tolerant and positive place when you do try to engage with him in the future.

How to Celebrate Life After Raising Kids

The GypsyNesters | Posted 04.21.2015 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

Our kids have grown into full-sized Homo Sapiens fully capable of feeding themselves. The time has come to let them do their own hunting and gathering.

He Said/She Said: Should We Separate? Tips From a Marriage Counselor and Divorce Lawyer

Morghan Leia Richardson | Posted 04.21.2015 | Divorce
Morghan Leia Richardson

When it comes to test-driving a separation everyone has an opinion, but no one disagrees more than your marriage counselor and your divorce attorney.

10 Pieces Of Retro Marital Advice That Have No Place In The Modern Marriage

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 02.23.2015 | Weddings

After getting engaged, couples are generally inundated with a barrage of marital advice. And while it's all delivered with good intentions, sometimes ...

What 'Gone With the Wind' Taught Me About Marriage

Ashleigh Slater | Posted 04.20.2015 | Weddings
Ashleigh Slater

Most of us know that Margaret Mitchell wrote the 1936 novel Gone With the Wind. What you might not know is that if it weren't for her husband's encouragement, this work, and the Academy Award winning film it inspired, may never have seen the light of day.

12 Signs Your Husband Is Happily Married

YourTango | Posted 04.19.2015 | Weddings
YourTango

How can you know if your husband is really happily married?

7 Ways To Fall Back In Love With Your Long-Time Partner

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 04.19.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

I have watched many decide to divorce. To admit they have failed in maintaining love for someone they vowed to love. Forever. It feels awful. I know. I have done it myself.

The Right Way To Fight With Your Partner

OWN | Posted 02.13.2015 | OWN

After more than 20 years of marriage, progressive pastor Rob Bell and his wife, Kristen, have learned quite a few lessons about relationships. One of ...

This Is What Marriage Is Actually About

Nicole Dash | Posted 04.15.2015 | Weddings
Nicole Dash

What does it really means to form a partnership and marriage with someone? To meet someone and eventually make the decision to share a life together. To be brave enough to embark on a journey that is ridiculously fraught with imperfections. To give over a piece of your heart and in turn accept another person's heart -- by choice.

Approaching Your Partner About Sex... Because Sometimes It Takes More Than Roses!

Marrie Lobel | Posted 04.14.2015 | Women
Marrie Lobel

You may tell them every day you love them paired with a quick kiss, but do you take the time to feel them? Do you look at them when in a conversation? Do you dedicate distraction-free time to them?

How To Make A Marriage Last, According To People Who've Been Married For Decades

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams & Irina Dvalidze | Posted 02.12.2015 | Weddings

Karl Pillemer launched the Marriage Advice Project with one goal: to find out how long-lasting marriages survive the ups and downs of life. Pillem...

4 Words That Can Bring You Closer To Your Partner

OWN | Posted 02.12.2015 | OWN

Progressive pastor Rob Bell and his partner of 20 years, Kristen, say they know the secret to having a more joyful and connected marriage. The Zimzum ...

A Dirty Little Secret: What Women REALLY Want From Their Valentines

Carlotta Eike Stankiewicz | Posted 04.13.2015 | Weddings
Carlotta Eike Stankiewicz

Now, I'm not saying women should leverage their affections to obtain this, their heart's desire. It's just that for many of us (myself included, at the top of the list!), a little effort goes a long way in setting the mood for love.

Premarital Counseling Did Not Benefit My Marriage

Cindy Withjack | Posted 04.13.2015 | Divorce
Cindy Withjack

Although religion-based premarital counseling didn't do much in the way of benefiting or impairing my marriage, it was absolutely a catalyst to discovering that it wasn't at all the life I wanted.

Why You Should Treat Your Husband Like Your Best Friend

Kelly Pietrangeli | Posted 04.11.2015 | Weddings
Kelly Pietrangeli

Recently I started treating my husband more like a friend. And do you know what? He's being nice back. It's almost like our honeymoon stage when the other could do no wrong.

Want to Improve Your Relationship? Get Kids and a Pet!

Allen Vaysberg | Posted 04.08.2015 | Weddings
Allen Vaysberg

So how could having children and a pet improve your relationship? Because both of them teach you the following five lessons which, when mastered, should be applied to your loved one also.