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14 Things You Can't Really Know About Marriage Until You're Divorced

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 12.10.2015 | Divorce

People who go through divorce usually come out the other side a lot wiser about love and relationships. That's certainly true of HuffPost Divorce rea...

13 Reasons A Divorce Is Anything But A Failure

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 08.05.2015 | Divorce

Most of us marry with the best of intentions: kids, a scrappy dog from the pound, a happy, healthy home -- and when the kids are older, growing old an...

14 Things Divorce Teaches You About Marriage

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 06.26.2015 | Divorce

It's easy to dwell on the mistakes you made when a marriage ends, but look on the bright side: going through a divorce makes you smarter about love. T...

5 Things I Didn't Know About Marriage Until I Got Divorced

Divorced Moms | Posted 06.20.2015 | Divorce
Divorced Moms

We have completely romanticized the notion of marriage. It's why people seemingly spend more time planning the wedding than their actual life together.

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.

24 Marriage Lessons Every Couple Should Learn

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 11.29.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

Marriage is not a 24-hour repair shop. Your marital partner is not supposed to meet your every need. Some of those needs you may have to take care of yourself. Through your friendships or other activities.

6 Things I Learned In 6 Months Of Marriage

Posted 03.24.2014 | Weddings

By Stefania Sainato for Bridal Guide My husband Jason and I recently passed the half-year mark and we came full circle by celebrating at the same r...

6 Things That Could Save Your Marriage

Posted 01.24.2014 | Divorce

One of the saddest things about divorce, as far as we're concerned? Oftentimes, it's not until after you've finalized the split that you begin to real...

5 Lessons I Learned From My Divorce (And Why Seth Adam Smith's Advice In 'Marriage Isn't for You' Doesn't Work)

Peggy Nolan | Posted 11.25.2014 | Divorce
Peggy Nolan

I made my first marriage all about my ex-husband. I tried to be the person he wanted me to be except what he wanted was always a moving target. Guess what? That's right -- after 19 years of tilting at windmills we became just another divorce statistic.

12 Lessons From The First Year Of Marriage

Posted 11.05.2013 | Weddings

Whether your first year of marriage was a walk in the park or a test of your relationship, there is no doubt that those first 12 months were a learnin...

What Marriage Has Taught Me About Myself

Posted 08.07.2013 | Weddings

Regardless of how well you thought you knew your partner beforehand, being married to that person teaches you a lot more about him or her. But marriag...

What to Expect From a Marriage

Galit Breen | Posted 08.20.2013 | Weddings
Galit Breen

"What about you, Mama?" They ask, their eyes wide, their bodies bookended to mine. I sink into the yellow couch, my feet tucked beneath me and really think about my life, my work and what is great within it.

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

Bravo TV 'Newlyweds,' Dish On What The First Year Of Marriage Is Really Like | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 05.06.2013 | Black Voices

Everyone says the first year of marriage is the hardest, and by hard, Bravo TV clearly means entertaining with the debut of its newest docu-series, "N...

30 Things Readers Would Do Differently If They Remarried

Posted 04.12.2013 | Divorce

If you were to remarry, would what would you do differently? That's the question Emma Johnson tackled on Friday in a HuffPost Divorce blog listing ...

The 23 Most Important Wedding Planning Lessons

Posted 04.05.2013 | Weddings

Planning a wedding can teach you a lot -- about yourself, your spouse, your relationships with friends and family -- not to mention how to handle some...

The Most Valuable Lesson The End Of My Marriage Taught Me

Lisa Arends | Posted 05.29.2013 | Divorce
Lisa Arends

When I found myself suddenly single at the age of 32 after being betrayed by my best friend and

14 Life Lessons I Learned From Divorce

Amira Young | Posted 05.28.2013 | Divorce
Amira Young

When I left my husband, nothing could prepare me for what I faced next: nasty rumors, money issues, a vengeful ex, romantic feelings for someone I did not expect and an overwhelming sense of grief.

31 Pieces Of Marriage Advice From Divorcés

Posted 03.27.2013 | Divorce

Want to divorce-proof your marriage? Take some advice from a divorcé. Seriously. Consider, for instance, the advice life coach Meg Buck offered We...

10 Lessons I Learned About Marriage From Divorce

Meg Buck | Posted 05.26.2013 | Divorce
Meg Buck

What I didn't know when I tied the knot at 22.

What I've Learned In 15 Years Of Marriage

Robin O'Bryant | Posted 04.26.2013 | Weddings
Robin O'Bryant

I was barely 20 when we married. We had zero dollars, so I didn't have an engagement ring.

8 Things I've Learned From 8 Years Of Marriage

Rachel Hollis | Posted 02.10.2013 | Weddings
Rachel Hollis

Yesterday I was moving some dates around in my calendar and I realized that next month is my wedding anniversary. Just as that date seems to slip up on me every year, so too did these last eight years.

The Dramatic Change My Husband Made

Terrell Harris Dougan | Posted 11.19.2012 | Weddings
Terrell Harris Dougan

First I was married to a man who was totally wrong for me. He hid behind the newspaper for hours and ignored me when I tried to talk to him. He was ...

What My Ruined Wedding Cake Taught Me About Life

Rachel Eddey | Posted 09.01.2012 | Weddings
Rachel Eddey

The cake -- and all it stood for -- would help me evaluate my actions and make choices that let me keep calm and carry on. High hopes for a lump of flour and sugar.

5 Marriage Lessons I Learned From The Kardashians

Tracy DiNunzio | Posted 04.22.2012 | Weddings
Tracy DiNunzio

Kim's anguish over her crappy marriage was too painfully authentic to be an act. As it turns out, Kim is just like the rest of us (give or take a few million dollars and a world-famous butt).

How My Husband's Desperate Words Helped Me Find My Compassionate Heart

Carol Jones | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Jones

Instead of blaming my husband for not having a job, for spending money frivolously, for amassing huge quantities of stuff, I began to have compassion for his story.