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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

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.

How to Salvage a Valentine's Day Gone Wrong

Ashleigh Slater | Posted 04.08.2015 | Weddings
Ashleigh Slater

Our first V-Day as husband and wife is recorded in our marital history book as our worst. By far. Looking back, though, I see that Ted's proverbial foot in the mouth didn't have to spoil that particular February 14th. A fight didn't need to follow.

Coffee and Kisses Are Cuter than Kinky

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 04.08.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

At midlife, most of us don't have time or money to waste so we'd rather dim the lights, turn on some Luther Vandross and holler "Come and get it!" before it's time for the evening news and some salve on our aching backs.

The Valentines Day Secret To Keeping Your Marriage Healthy

Silvia Solis | Posted 04.07.2015 | Weddings
Silvia Solis

Relationships can stand the test of time. The "secret" to keeping your partnership strong and healthy is to treat each day as if it were your anniversary or Valentine's Day.

The Most Important Marriage Lesson My Dad Taught Me After My Divorce

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 04.06.2015 | Divorce
Laura Lifshitz

One day I will meet someone who loves loud, quirky, and sometimes anxious. I am good enough as is and a strong marriage requires two people who accept each other for who they are inside.

5 Things for New Moms to Give Their Husbands

Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC | Posted 04.06.2015 | Parents
Kirsten Brunner, MA, LPC

Your husband cannot read your mind. He doesn't know that you wanted him to pick up dinner from the Thai restaurant on the corner because you've been pacing the kitchen all afternoon with a fussy baby.

Then-And-Now Photos of 19 Couples Will Make You Believe in Lasting Love

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling and Damon Scheleur | Posted 02.04.2015 | Fifty

Since 1990, the divorce rate for Americans 50 and older has doubled, even as the overall divorce rate has fallen. But despite the bleak statistics, su...

How To Rekindle Your Stagnant Marriage In An Empty Nest

The GypsyNesters | Posted 04.02.2015 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

Like most couples, we entered the empty nest phase of our lives pretty much the same way we entered the world, starry-eyed and clueless. We had our big 'now what?' moment and stumbled ahead, knowing that we had to do something to reconnect as the couple that fell in love all those years ago.

Why I Married A Man I Didn't Love (And What I Learned)

Shelley Wetton | Posted 04.01.2015 | Divorce
Shelley Wetton

If I found someone fast, my son wouldn't remember a mommy who was lonely and alone. And this is precisely how I arrived at the altar a second time -- broken, clinically depressed and desperate for a world that resembled that movie reel of what once was.

18 Little White Lies Married Couples Tell Each Other

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 01.30.2015 | Weddings

Let the record state that we do not condone lying to your husband or wife -- well, not really, anyway. But some fibs between spouses are so innocent a...

5 Ways To Improve Your Odds Of Living Happily Ever After

The Good Men Project | Posted 04.01.2015 | Weddings
The Good Men Project

If you want a better shot at a marriage that lasts a lifetime, taking these actions before the big day will help you avoid becoming just another statistic and make it to the happily ever after.