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12 Pieces Of Clichéd Marriage Advice That Actually Hold True

YourTango | Posted 03.31.2015 | Weddings
YourTango

The couple that plays together, stays together.

A Modern Manual For Happiness

Emily Ballard | Posted 03.30.2015 | Parents
Emily Ballard

Feeling uncomfortable doesn't mean you're doing life wrong, and investigating your discomfort won't kill you. It'll do quite the opposite, actually -- it'll let you fully live.

8 Brutally Honest Lessons I Learned About Love From My Therapist

YourTango | Posted 03.28.2015 | Divorce
YourTango

If you've never sat on a stranger's couch with a box of tissues in your lap, bawling your eyes out as a kind-eyed man smiles without judgment or criticism, then you don't know what you're missing.

Do You Fight Fair?

Dr. Wendy Rice | Posted 03.25.2015 | Weddings
Dr. Wendy Rice

There are some people who get ugly and abusive when they argue, and there are others who can discuss and argue and be productive.

When Love Is Like A River (And Other Terrible Cliches)

Kate Baer | Posted 03.25.2015 | Parents
Kate Baer

I didn't realize it until there were two of them, until I looked over at Austin one night and realized we are basically roommates chasing a drunk toddler and passing a newborn back and forth in a game of grownup hot potato.

On Parenthood And Partnership

Jess Ullrich | Posted 03.24.2015 | Parents
Jess Ullrich

These days, it's sometimes hard to recall who we were before parenthood. Sure, you're still you and I'm still me, but having two kids in just as many years has made it difficult to take a breath and step outside of our roles as mother and father.

Stimulation: Is It All About Sex?

Susan Saper Galamba | Posted 03.22.2015 | Divorce
Susan Saper Galamba

If you're in a relationship, it's even more important to understand what besides sex stimulates you and why. If you don't know what stimulates you, or alternatively, turns you off, how can you expect your partner to know?

Rx for Infidelity: When Infidelity Has Invaded Your Head, Heart and Sexual Health

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 03.18.2015 | Divorce
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

There are many residual wounds that linger long after the affair for all couples but if the cheated-on person was given an STD this has many deeper layers of anger, hurt and betrayal, which further exacerbate the experience of infidelity.

12 Lessons Learned In 12 Years Of Marriage

Justin Ricklefs | Posted 03.18.2015 | Weddings
Justin Ricklefs

We were young, in love and ready for marriage when we said yes in our early twenties. But that doesn't necessarily mean we were prepared.

Marriage, Hurt Egos and Good Intentions

Amanda Magee | Posted 03.17.2015 | Parents
Amanda Magee

I was seething. The layers of resentment that hover on a daily basis, waiting for a weak moment, leapt at me. Laundry, lunches, cat litter, pet food, coffee, bills, rehearsal schedules and permission slips.

3 Things You Absolutely, Positively Need In A Mate

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 03.15.2015 | Weddings
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

Based on a collective 25,000 years of marriage (described in my recent book), here are three of the elders' tips for making the smart decision about a mate.

5 Divorce Realities You Should Know Before Splitting Up

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 03.13.2015 | Divorce
Abby Rodman, LICSW

When you decide to divorce, you're placing a bet that your future life will be better than the one you're living now. Even if the odds feel long, it's a chance you're willing to take. Yes, there will be loss. But what you gain may be worth the sacrifice of the lingering, functional parts of an irreparable marriage.

When Sleeping In Separate Beds Causes Trouble In A Marriage

OWN | Posted 01.09.2015 | OWN

Mischelle and DeAngelo are a married couple from Washington, DC, whose sleeping arrangement may raise some eyebrows: For the last three years, this hu...

Study Finds One More Reason To Marry Your Best Friend

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 01.09.2015 | Weddings

The race to the altar has become more of a marathon than a sprint. And though younger generations might be slower to get there, marriage still offers ...

Usher: How Do You Manage Working With Your Loved One?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 03.09.2015 | Entertainment
Dr. Jane Greer

It is not unusual for people to mix romance with business. Countless couples, married or not, work together every day. They invest their emotional well-being and their professional well-being in the same person.

5 Reasons Why I Announced My Divorce On Social Media

Laura Robinson | Posted 03.10.2015 | Divorce
Laura Robinson

I understand that posting hateful comments should never be done. But what about a positive message about a painful life event? Isn't a post without any hate okay?

Find the Love You Always Wanted in 2015

Allen Vaysberg | Posted 03.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Allen Vaysberg

It's the most wonderful time of the year, unless you are out of love. If you feel alone in your relationship all the nostalgic songs playing, roman...

Self-Love: Why I'm Over It

Jenev Caddell | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Jenev Caddell

So the next time you're up to some endeavor in self-love, first remember who has loved you and who you have loved. The vivid images in your mind of those who have loved you will take you to your place of self-love much faster than whatever else you are being taught.

8 Signs Your Marriage Was Doomed From The Start

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 01.07.2015 | Divorce

When your marriage ends, it's natural to seek a convenient scapegoat -- namely your spouse or that slightly flirty co-worker you never trusted. Assign...

Here's Why Marriage Will Never, Ever Be Fair

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 03.04.2015 | Weddings
Nicole Jankowski

In fact, I am learning that the less I worry about the way we divide up the heavy lifting of being married, the more I feel like it seems pretty fair. And it feels like we can give and sacrifice with less effort and to take with less guilt.

The 6 New Year's Resolutions This Divorce Attorney is Making for 2015

Krista Barth | Posted 03.01.2015 | Divorce
Krista Barth

The list could go on, but having never made it past February on any gym membership I have ever purchased, I am sticking to the ones essential to my soul, and off the record, I will try to drink a little less wine and a drink a few more green smoothies.

I Am The Prettiest Wife In The World

Nicole Jankowski | Posted 02.22.2015 | Weddings
Nicole Jankowski

In the morning, every morning, when my husband Michael first awakes, he rolls over and drapes his long, lean arm across my body. "You are the prettiest wife in the world," he sings, and the hairs along my neck and in my cochlea are all tall and listening.

Eggnog Spiked With Wedding Advice: How to Preserve Words of Wisdom

Ariane Fisher | Posted 02.22.2015 | Weddings
Ariane Fisher

I can smell it already. The good food and drinks are coming. And so is the marriage advice from Grandma and all your aunties. The holidays are the time when extended family gets together to share good food and unsolicited advice.

10 Reasons Christmas Makes Me Love My Husband Even More

Joanna Schroeder | Posted 02.21.2015 | Parents
Joanna Schroeder

No, it's not the presents. It's all the little things -- sweet, goofy, endearing -- that make me feel so happy I chose this particular dude to be my partner in doing this whole life and love thing.

This One Simple Habit Transformed My Marriage

Meg Dennison | Posted 02.21.2015 | Fifty
Meg Dennison

A quick peck on my cheek, as he dashed out to catch the train for long days at work in New York City -- that's how Tim and I parted each day. We came together again in the same way with a greeting that acknowledged we occupied the same space, but left me longing for a racy Hollywood embrace.