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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.

6 Ways to Cut Your Partner Some Slack

Andi Wickman | Posted 03.31.2015 | Parents
Andi Wickman

As busy moms, we need to slow down, take a breath and treat our husbands as the equal partners they are.

36 Questions You're Sure to Hear in a Long-Term Marriage

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 03.31.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

It's an interesting proposition -- that two people can fall in love simply by answering these 36 questions. I tend to agree with those who commented on the column that one makes a choice to fall in love.

The One Big, Not-So-Secret Secret Of A Happy Relationship

Mary-Lou Stephens | Posted 03.31.2015 | Weddings
Mary-Lou Stephens

Sometimes I want to be weak and helpless and have someone else to blame for everything that's wrong in my life. But if that's true, where does it leave me? What can I learn or improve from that position of helplessness?

12 Pieces Of Clichéd Marriage Advice That Actually Hold True

YourTango | Posted 03.31.2015 | Weddings

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

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.