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41 Things I've Learned By Being Married Almost 41 Years

Iris Ruth Pastor | Posted 06.30.2016 | Fifty
Iris Ruth Pastor

My husband and I had a fairy tale beginning. We re-met at our 10th high school reunion over the 4th of July weekend, 41 years ago. The following year, we were wed. Here's 41 things I've learned in those intervening years.

My Spouse And I Are 'Happily Enough' Married -- And That's Just Fine

Pamela Madsen | Posted 06.21.2016 | Fifty
Pamela Madsen

This August, my husband and I will be celebrating 35 years of marriage. Yes, we even did it all wrong. I was truly a child bride. What is real is that we are 'happily enough' married.

15 Illustrations That Sum Up The Secrets Of Long-Lasting Relationships

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 06.01.2016 | Weddings

It's well known that maintaining a happy, successful relationship takes work. But just because it's called work doesn't mean it has to be hard. The il...

8 Things I Learned About Marriage From My Happily Married Parents

Nancy Roman | Posted 05.09.2016 | Fifty
Nancy Roman

When my dad died six years ago, my parents had been married 64 years. This week marks their 70th wedding anniversary. And we will celebrate -- because they are certainly still married. In my mother's heart and in our memories.

6 Secrets Of Childhood Sweethearts Who Stay Together Forever

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 04.15.2016 | Fifty

Huff/Post50 is always a little curious about why some couples split apart and others stick together like glue. But we are especially interested in tho...

How Staying Married Has Helped Me Be My Own Person

Lori Osterberg | Posted 04.01.2016 | Fifty
Lori Osterberg

'How do you do it? You've been married for 28 years, and you still like each other. What's the secret?' Yes, if you look at us now, you'd think we were in a new relationship. We laugh together. We giggle. We hold hands. But it hasn't always been that way.

6 Simple Ways to Improve Your Marriage this Spring

Gaye Groover Christmus | Posted 03.14.2016 | Weddings
Gaye Groover Christmus

Whether your marriage is great, not-so-great* or somewhere in between, you can make small changes this Spring that will give it new life and bring joy to you and your husband. Here are some ideas for getting started:

The 6 Things Successful Long-Time Couples Never Do

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.05.2016 | Fifty

On the cusp of Valentine's Day, we asked our happily-together-for-ages friends what their secret to staying coupled has been. Actually we asked them t...

25 Pieces Of Spot-On Marriage Advice From People Who've Been There

YourTango | Posted 01.08.2016 | Weddings
YourTango

Remember that marriage isn't 50/50 -- divorce is 50/50. Marriage has to be 100/100.

5 Questions to Ask Before You Fall in Love

Jimmy Burgess | Posted 12.02.2015 | Women
Jimmy Burgess

Looking back, I could have been assured falling in love with her was a wise decision a lot sooner if I had asked myself five simple questions. If the answers to these questions are positive, she may just be worth lowering your defenses and falling in love with.

Enjoy your Spouse Again by ridding your marriage of expectations

Shlomo Slatkin | Posted 12.01.2015 | Religion
Shlomo Slatkin

Expectations are a killer for relationships. They set us up for failure and disappointment as no one is likely to meet all of our expectations, even i...

20 Secrets Of Happily Married Couples

Bridal Guide | Posted 11.30.2015 | Weddings
Bridal Guide

The real secret to a long and happy marriage is whatever works for you.

How To Survive Life With A Semi-Retired Husband

Honey Good | Posted 10.18.2015 | Fifty
Honey Good

When my businessman husband decided to leave the business world, I was not a happy camper. What could I to do to keep my macho, typ- A, personality plus guy, who I adore, in the hunt of life? How was I to keep my sanity in tact with this husband of mine who loves to be involved in everything I do and in everything I say?

12 Things No One Tells You About The First Year of Marriage

Glamour | Posted 09.30.2015 | Weddings
Glamour

By Jillian Kramer, Glamour You think you're prepared for marriage--why wouldn't you be? You've discussed money, sex, whether you want children, and...

How to Avoid an Accidental Affair

Rachel Hollis | Posted 09.21.2015 | Women
Rachel Hollis

Do you want to know one of the biggest search terms that brings people to The Chic Site? It isn't a pot roast recipe, or cupcakes or even cocktails, ...

5 Phrases The Happiest Couples Say To Stay Crazy In Love

YourTango | Posted 09.04.2015 | Weddings
YourTango

Who knew that just a few little words could make all the difference in a relationship?

9 Ways Happy Couples Keep The Flame Alive Over Many Years

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.24.2015 | Fifty

You know those long-married couples who sit in Chinese restaurants in silence, never speaking a word to one another? The good news: It doesn't have to...

My Wife Is My Anti-Stereotype

Keith Powell | Posted 08.04.2015 | Black Voices
Keith Powell

Meeting her frightened me. Jill is open, honest, trusts her intuitions and is not afraid to display her emotions freely. She was everything I felt I was, but was too afraid to show. She was my anti-stereotype.

Sorry, Ben Affleck. Marriage Should NOT Be Hard Work.

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 07.08.2016 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

Contrary to what everyone seems to think -- experts in the field, friends, therapists -- even Mr. Ben Affleck -- I don't believe marriage has to be work. I know this because I have been married 31 years, and I don't consider my marriage work at all. And neither does my husband.

The Work Of Marriage Is The Hardest Work There Is

Babble.com | Posted 06.16.2016 | Divorce
Babble.com

I know everyone says that marriage takes work, but what exactly does that mean? Does it mean that I, as the wife, need to add "keep marriage chugging along" to my to-do list? Am I my marriage's caretaker? What if I'm too tired to do the work? Then what?

5 Marriage Rules You Should Always Break

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Andrea Atkins | Posted 06.15.2015 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com The rules for a happy marriage are always bandied about with a reverence usually reserved for the Ten Commandments. B...

20 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Tying The Knot

YourTango | Posted 06.08.2016 | Weddings
YourTango

How can you know if your partner is a good match if you have no idea who you are?

4 Little Things Men Should Never Stop Doing Once They're Married

YourTango | Posted 06.01.2016 | Weddings
YourTango

Turning your back on true gentleman behavior isn't listed on the divorce documents as an official source of the whole thing breaking down, but I guarantee you it ought to be.

Need To Have A Serious Conversation With Your Partner? Do It At 8:15 P.M.

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.19.2015 | Science

Ever wonder why it feels so difficult to connect with your partner? It might be because timing is off. If you need to have a serious conversation ...

9 Daily Habits To Divorce-Proof Your Marriage

BRIDES | Posted 05.02.2016 | Weddings
BRIDES

Rather than fret you'll one day become a statistic, why not work on protecting your marriage instead?