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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 ...

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

YourTango | Posted 01.08.2016 | Weddings

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

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

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 t...

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 07.08.2015 | 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 | Posted 06.16.2015 | Divorce

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 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 06.08.2015 | Weddings

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 06.01.2015 | Weddings

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 05.04.2015 | Weddings

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

10 Things I Want My Engaged Daughter To Know About Marriage

Susan Bonifant | Posted 05.01.2015 | Fifty
Susan Bonifant

Very soon, our daughter will be married. In my life, I have attended only a handful of weddings where I was certain it would last. This will be one of them. And yet, since we reached the halfway point in the planning, I've found myself wishing to offer some parting gift of wisdom.

20 Things You Must Accept If You Want Your Relationship To Succeed

YourTango | Posted 06.27.2015 | Weddings

Love in fact, does not conquer all.

8 Marriage Secrets Relationship Experts Want You To Know

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 04.21.2015 | Weddings

It seems like family, coworkers, close friends and even acquaintances are always doling out unsolicited marriage advice. And while their tips usual...

5 Steps To Being A Better Husband

David Reyes | Posted 06.06.2015 | Weddings
David Reyes

I'm not here to tell you husbands are bad and wives are good. What I am saying is that in order to work on a relationship, you must first look at yourself.

Why Am I Married To Such A B*tch?!

Tim Peek | Posted 06.03.2015 | Fifty
Tim Peek

I believe my wife is the perfect match for me: she's smart, creative, sexy and loving. And Meg also knows how to push my buttons in a way that drives me up the wall. That also makes her perfect for me.

How I Saved My Marriage

Richard Paul Evans | Posted 05.30.2015 | Weddings
Richard Paul Evans

I prayed as I walked in the door to a cold wife who barely even acknowledged me. That night, as we lay in our bed, inches from each other yet miles apart, the inspiration came. I knew what I had to do.

10 Lessons I've Learned About Marriage From Divorce

Meerabelle Dey | Posted 05.26.2015 | 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.