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The Work Of Marriage Is The Hardest Work There Is

Babble.com | Posted 06.16.2015 | 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 06.08.2015 | 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 06.01.2015 | 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 05.04.2015 | Weddings
BRIDES

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
YourTango

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.

10 Smart Ways To Divorce-Proof Your Marriage

YourTango | Posted 04.26.2015 | 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 04.19.2015 | 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 04.15.2015 | 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 04.14.2015 | 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 04.08.2015 | 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 04.07.2015 | 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?