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10 Phrases To Strike From Your Vocabulary After Marriage

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 01.26.2016 | Divorce

Want to avoid ending up on the proverbial couch at any point in your relationship? Watch your words. Below, psychologists and relationship experts sh...

'I'm Married to a Narcissist, Help!'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 01.22.2016 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

Two questions: How did you end up in this situation, and do you want to make it work or not?  For the first, I suggest therapy of your own, focusing on your early life, and patterns you may have witnessed with your caregivers.

The 7 Biggest Complaints Of Long-Married Couples | Yagana Shah | Posted 01.27.2016 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM After 30 or 40 years of marriage, you can't blame some couples for settling into not-so-constructive patterns. You get married yo...

The Recipe for a Lasting Relationship

Mayara Moreira | Posted 01.17.2016 | Women
Mayara Moreira

Relationship. A word that can be defined as the way in which two people are connected. But with the connection of two people comes many other factors and once the initial honeymoon phase is over, things can start to go a little downhill.

Sweet Love Advice From Family With 389 Years Of Marriage Combined

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 01.13.2016 | Fifty

When seeking marriage advice, the Lauwers family is probably a pretty good resource. After all, the family is made up of eight siblings who have each ...

25 Pieces Of Spot-On Marriage Advice From People Who've Been There

YourTango | Posted 01.08.2016 | Weddings

Remember that marriage isn't 50/50 -- divorce is 50/50. Marriage has to be 100/100.

16 Ways To Be A Better Spouse In 2016

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 12.31.2015 | Weddings

As we say goodbye to 2015, it's time to think about how we can be the best versions of ourselves in 2016. While some folks resolve to save more money...

9 Pieces Of Relationship 'Advice' That Are Just Plain Bad

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.31.2015 | Divorce

Think you should always tell your partner exactly how you're feeling? Or that you're selling yourself short if you don't marry your soulmate? Don't be...

The Difference Between Dating a Boy and Dating a Real Man

Keay Nigel | Posted 12.30.2015 | Women
Keay Nigel

A real man knows what he wants in a partner, and once he has found that special someone, he commits himself and his whole life to them. Your happiness becomes his happiness. He stays loyal to you because he understands that one true love is enough for a lifetime.

5 Lessons on Marriage From Downton Abbey

Ashleigh Slater | Posted 12.29.2015 | Weddings
Ashleigh Slater

Downton Abbey may be sharing its last stories with us, but I have a feeling that the lessons it's taught us will be around for years to come. Now if only I could practice the best of them, with a British accent.

Three Words to Live Happily Ever After

Mitch Rosenzweig | Posted 12.23.2015 | Divorce
Mitch Rosenzweig

It was a beautiful wedding service in a beautiful cathedral. The couple said all the right things at the right time, the minister too and, lo and behold, magically the singles turned into a couple. In an unusual Gospel lesson, the couple chose the section from Romans about Jesus walking on water.

Love Really Is the Answer!

Allen Vaysberg | Posted 12.23.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Allen Vaysberg

Yesterday I was being interviewed on a talk show at the end of which the host asked for my last advice to the audience. What came out was a rather el...

A Happy And Successful Relationship Depends On This 1 Thing

Heather Gray | Posted 12.16.2015 | Weddings
Heather Gray

Couples who describe their relationships as happy, healthy or successful don't just get lucky. Partners in happy relationships share an intent to have a strong relationship and they follow through that intention with their words and actions.

To End or Not to End Your Relationship

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 12.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Vanessa, 30 years old, is struggling with whether or not to end her six-year marriage. The answer is not at all clear to her. Vanessa and Jon have a ...

12 Things Your Spouse Needs To Hear From You More Often

YourTango | Posted 12.09.2015 | Weddings

We assume that our spouses know how we truly feel about them, but there are some things we all need to hear from time to time.

'My Husband Wants to Be Polyamorous Just When Our Marriage Started to Improve'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 12.03.2015 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

Sure, if you both agreed to be polyamorous,more power to you. But you guys talked about it in the abstract and then he went and found another woman. That is more like cheating than polyamory in my book.

5 Questions to Ask Before You Fall in Love

Jimmy Burgess | Posted 12.02.2015 | Women
Jimmy Burgess

Looking back, I could have been assured falling in love with her was a wise decision a lot sooner if I had asked myself five simple questions. If the answers to these questions are positive, she may just be worth lowering your defenses and falling in love with.

Ring Before Degree?

Jill Jacinto | Posted 12.01.2015 | Style
Jill Jacinto

Are there any smart men out there left to marry? According to divorced Princetonian Susan Patton's book, Marry Him by Choice, Not Chance, they aren't. Her book explains that all the good smart men are found in college. She advises women to first focus on finding a good partner in marriage and then a career. What do you think? While a lot of her tips are archaic I do see some truth in her statements.

20 Secrets Of Happily Married Couples

Bridal Guide | Posted 11.30.2015 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

The real secret to a long and happy marriage is whatever works for you.

5 Great Pieces Of Advice Other People Gave To Me

Rachel Levy Lesser | Posted 11.25.2015 | Women
Rachel Levy Lesser

I'm not so big on advice-giving. But advice-taking -- that's another story.

How to Heat Up a Lukewarm Relationship

Amy Begel | Posted 11.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Begel

This snapshot of a therapy draws the curtain back on a dance that I see often in my office. Two caring people, inhabiting an unsatisfying relationship, and not sure how they got there. Discovering these tensions and bringing them into the open often helps break through the lukewarm temperature in these relationships.

8 Pillars of a Healthy Relationship

Andrea Cairella | Posted 11.18.2015 | Women
Andrea Cairella

There are many principles in cultivating a healthy relationship. After traveling around the world, interviewing thousands of couples in five different continents, I discovered the eight pillars of a hot, healthy, happy and harmonious relationship.

Mo'Nique Explains Why She Gives Her Husband 'A Pass To Cheat'

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 11.18.2015 | Entertainment

Oscar-winning actress Mo'Nique is offering up some interesting marriage advice in a new interview with True Exclusives. In the article, the twice-mar...

7 Realities Of Divorce I Learned The Hard Way

Kathy Kaveh | Posted 11.16.2015 | Divorce
Kathy Kaveh

Divorce is difficult. No matter how common, it is one of the most challenging of life's experiences. It's not just your marital status that changes -- your entire life shifts. When divorce is personal, everything you've read, heard or seen takes on a new angle. Divorce for me was an alien concept, and the realities that came with it were not something I was prepared for. I had to re-identify myself, my role as a person, a woman, and a mother.

The Danger In Approaching Marriage The Old-Fashioned Way

Catherine Grant | Posted 11.12.2015 | Divorce
Catherine Grant

Marriages are not like diamonds or tattoos. They are not eternal and undying. They are henna and wood, constantly made new to be beautiful, daily polished in order to shine. Relationships are not meant to be declared permanent and then taken for granted as a fixture.