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The Marriage Myth

Maria Rodale | Posted 03.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

Think of a person attempting to fix your plumbing without the tools, skills, or acquired knowledge to do it. He or she may try to fix your faulty pipes despite not knowing what to do, and may put in a lot of time and effort. But the hard work isn't productive until the tools, skills, and knowledge necessary to do the job are applied.

10 Steps To A Lasting, Loving Relationship

YourTango | Posted 08.25.2015 | Weddings

There is an art and science to building strong relationships.

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...

9 Tips For A Great Relationship From Wildly Happy Long-Term Couples

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 02.12.2014 | Fifty

Those of us who've managed to make it past the seven-year-itch milestone and go on to enjoy long-time -- and satisfying -- relationships know how hard...

5 Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Relationship

Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce

By Jasbina Ahluwalia for Do you find yourself fighting with your partner often or wondering why you don’t feel satisfied in your re...

Why Do So Many Women Treat Husbands As A Necessary Evil?

Lorie Eber | Posted 11.12.2013 | Fifty
Lorie Eber

I'm a happily married (second time around) boomer-aged woman. I'm kind to my husband. I'm always on his team. Why not? He's a loving husband and he gladly puts up with all my foibles. I really do wake up every morning and think about what I can do today that will put a smile on my husband's face. And he reciprocates -- in spades. I find myself in the minority.

Is Your Relationship System Working Well?

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 05.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

All relationships have a system. Some work well and some don't. Since I have been working with relationships for the last 44 years, I've become very attuned to what kind of a system two people have between them.

The Danger In Taking Your Spouse For Granted

Shelley Emling | Posted 04.13.2013 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

Like in many marriages, our glowing honeymoon period had a shelf life. And today, although we continue to share a deep and abiding affection and connection, I've come to realize that I've started doing what I never thought I'd do -- take my husband and relationship for granted. And I think a lot of people do the same.

Is Your Relationship Really In Trouble?

Posted 03.13.2015 | OWN

By Leigh Newman Discover the tiny, seemingly insignificant signs that may mean things are going to get rocky between the two of you. All marriag...

'Don't I Have A Right to Be Angry?'

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 10.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

We always have the right to feel whatever we feel. We also have the right to express anger when we feel hurt or betrayed. However, the real question is not whether you have the right, but whether or not your anger is working for you.

10 Things Marriage Counselors Don't Want You To Know

SmartMoney | KELLI B. GRANT | Posted 08.20.2012 | Money

SmartMoney: You're ready to talk and -- finally -- so is your spouse. But who can you trust when your heart, time and money are on the line? Her...

7 Ways to Ensure You'll Never Have Sex in Your Relationship

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 02.05.2012 | Women
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

You can continue to be angry and complain only as long as you take no responsibility for your own choices.

5 Ways To Make A Long-Distance Marriage Work (Seriously)

Doug White | Posted 01.30.2012 | Weddings
Doug White

Developing techniques to bring you closer together while being physically apart can help you enjoy your time away as well as your time together.

Resolving Arguments In The Bedroom And The Boardroom

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.

How to stay centered and nonreactive when you're in a heated conversation. Start practicing mindful (meaning being in the present) listening and speaking.

The Truth About Forgiveness

Wendy Strgar | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Strgar

I think that forgiveness is an act of the imagination. It embraces the child's heart which is always ready to risk for a better moment and give up the hurt of the last one.

Holding a Marriage Together During Crisis

Ilana Kukoff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ilana Kukoff

I knew that this family member would be diagnosed with a developmental disorder. What I didn't anticipate was what nobody wanted to talk about: how it would affect my marriage.

What Happens When You Put Ego Over Family (VIDEOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Rick and Melissa Lawson had been married for 12 years and had five sons. After chasing her dream of being a singer for three decades, Melissa struck g...

How Can I Save My Marriage?

Ilana Kukoff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ilana Kukoff

Identify emotions versus practical issues, and choose your language and behavior based on those classifications. Just that one step can keep you, too, from becoming a part of a statistic.

Third Marriages: '3 Strikes and You're Out' Or '3rd Time's the Charm?'

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

By the time you're on a third marriage, you've gone from believing you're invincible to wanting to make it to the finish line of life. Twelve habits of healthy and happy third marriages.

How to Survive the Divorce Epidemic

Judge Michele F. Lowrance | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judge Michele F. Lowrance

Here are 10 suggestions for enhancing your relationship during conflict that will make all the difference.

The Real Reason Couples Divorce

David Code | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Code

Marriage is a school for lovers, so contrary to popular belief, it's not about managing your partner. It's about managing your anxiety.

Cultivating 'Healthy Selfishness' in Your Relationship

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

Caring chiefly for each other, your interest, and comfort sums up exactly what a couple should have together. That's healthy selfishness.

Top 3 Myths of Parenting and Marriage (PHOTOS)

David Code | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Code

To raise healthy kids, put your marriage first and your children second.

How to Keep Your Marriage Happy After the Kids Are Gone

Dr. Terri Orbuch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Orbuch

It's very common for spouses to express anxiety before their kids move out. Here are five marriage-rekindling strategies that will absolutely help you and your spouse.

Can Negativity Save a Rocky Marriage?

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

New research seems to suggest that indeed, for troubled couples, false positivity may actually gloss over issues that really need attention, exacerbating rather than solving problems.