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10 Lessons I've Learned About Marriage From Divorce

Meerabelle Dey | Posted 03.26.2015 | Weddings
Meerabelle Dey

Unfortunately, I know a thing or two about divorce. My parents divorced when I was in my twenties, and my first marriage ended in divorce after 13 years. Even my closest friends all have parents who are divorced.

10 Smart Ways To Divorce-Proof Your Marriage

YourTango | Posted 02.24.2015 | Weddings
YourTango

If you're in this union for the long haul, pick a tip or two for divorce-proofing your marriage.

10 Pieces Of Retro Marital Advice That Have No Place In The Modern Marriage

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 02.23.2015 | Weddings

After getting engaged, couples are generally inundated with a barrage of marital advice. And while it's all delivered with good intentions, sometimes ...

7 Ways To Fall Back In Love With Your Long-Time Partner

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 02.17.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

I have watched many decide to divorce. To admit they have failed in maintaining love for someone they vowed to love. Forever. It feels awful. I know. I have done it myself.

This Is What Marriage Is Actually About

Nicole Dash | Posted 02.19.2015 | Weddings
Nicole Dash

What does it really means to form a partnership and marriage with someone? To meet someone and eventually make the decision to share a life together. To be brave enough to embark on a journey that is ridiculously fraught with imperfections. To give over a piece of your heart and in turn accept another person's heart -- by choice.

How To Make A Marriage Last, According To People Who've Been Married For Decades

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams & Irina Dvalidze | Posted 02.12.2015 | Weddings

Karl Pillemer launched the Marriage Advice Project with one goal: to find out how long-lasting marriages survive the ups and downs of life. Pillem...

These 5 Things Are Vital To A Strong Marriage

Ashleigh Slater | Posted 02.12.2015 | Weddings
Ashleigh Slater

My husband and I have discussed what we want the next few years to hold for us. For example, we want to pay off debt and be more purposeful when it comes to romance. What about you? Are you and your spouse on the same page when it comes to future hopes and dreams?

How to Salvage a Valentine's Day Gone Wrong

Ashleigh Slater | Posted 02.06.2015 | Weddings
Ashleigh Slater

Our first V-Day as husband and wife is recorded in our marital history book as our worst. By far. Looking back, though, I see that Ted's proverbial foot in the mouth didn't have to spoil that particular February 14th. A fight didn't need to follow.

7 Reasons Your Wife Is Stressed Out All The Time

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 02.26.2015 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

It isn't hard to empathize with the guy who just wants to slow down and smell the roses, especially because most moms I know beat themselves up for not being more present-focused, mindful, and calm with the kids.

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...

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.

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 ...

Anatomy of a 16-Year Wedding Anniversary Present (or What Not to Give Your Wife)

Melissa Chapman | Posted 02.28.2015 | Weddings
Melissa Chapman

So basically what you are saying is that -- after 16 years of marriage -- you think the best gift to give me are two pillows and a sheet?

Hey, Ladies, This Conservative Blogger Wants You To Stop 'Destroying Your Husband'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.12.2014 | Weddings

A piece about how to stop destroying your husband and your marriage has elicited plenty of attention this week, with some slamming the advice as compl...

The Truth About The Honeymoon Phase

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 12.12.2014 | Weddings

If it feels like the beginning of your marriage was a blissful extension of your wedding party before "real life" set in, you're probably right. New r...

5 Foolproof Ways To Make Your Marriage Last

Suzanne Stavert | Posted 01.10.2015 | Fifty
Suzanne Stavert

A successful marriage should be a resumé topper, the icing on the proverbial cake of accomplishments. I am incredibly proud of us and so fortunate to have found the man of my dreams who has given me a glorious life. However, don't think for one second that our life together has not been filled with many challenges.

15 Biggest Marriage Regrets From Middle-Aged Divorcees

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 10.27.2014 | Fifty

Divorce triggers a lot of different emotions, everything from sadness to regret. In some cases, a split is precipitated by a factor outside the marria...

Turns Out, 'Happy Wife, Happy Life' Is Pretty Dead On

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 09.22.2014 | Weddings

There's all sorts of antiquated marriage advice out there, but it turns out that there's one relationship trope that actually holds true: "Happy wife,...

Leaving New York City Without My Wife

Mike Bushman | Posted 11.15.2014 | Fifty
Mike Bushman

When I left New York's Long Island City to drive home to Illinois, I left someone very important behind: My wife, Cathy. Granted, I've known this day was coming since early June. That's when she received an offer to take on her dream challenge; a chance to test all of the skills she has developed and honed since skating into her teenage years.

19 Pieces Of Marriage Advice From People Who Think About Love All Day Long

Posted 09.02.2014 | Weddings

By Kellee Khalil for Lover.ly We reached out to our wedding blogger pals to get their best tips for a happy marriage. Read on for what they had to ...

In a Marriage You Can Allow Mistakes to Eat Away at the Foundation of Your Union or You Let Them Empower You

Melissa Chapman | Posted 10.28.2014 | Weddings
Melissa Chapman

I needed every experience and mistake I've made as an individual and in my marriage to help guide and get me to the next stage of my life. I won't live with regrets and I also know that in holding a grudge the only person who suffers is me.

The 2 Simple Words That Will Improve Your Marriage

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 10.14.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

My husband has a lot more patience than I do. So he does a lot of the things around the house that require that particular virtue.

Why So Many Women Are Divorcing Fabulous, Faithful Husbands

Randi Gunther | Posted 10.13.2014 | Fifty
Randi Gunther

Not so many years ago, married men had the freedom to live by one set of rules away from home, and a different set at the hearth. Because they held the power to distribute resources however they wished, they could decide what and when to share them. As women have become legitimate wage earners with more powerful voices, they have challenged their chosen partners.

The 3 Questions Everyone Should Ask Before Marriage

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 10.13.2014 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

There's no perfect method or algorithm for choosing a mate. But according to the elders, taking a step back and asking these three questions about your relationship can help you avoid a tragic mistake -- or move you toward a long, fulfilling life together.

Don't Stop Having Sex, And Other Marriage Tips From Divorcees

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 08.12.2014 | Divorce

It might sound counterintuitive, but hear us out: if anyone has the right to give advice on happy, healthy marriages, it's people who are now divorced...