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The Number One Ingredient To Sustain A Marriage

Honey Good | Posted 12.26.2016 | Divorce
Honey Good

All marriages have dark moments, differences and challenges, to include my own. What holds me close to my darling, ultimate concierge is that my allegiance and devotion has never wavered. He has earned my love by his allegiance and devotion to me.

How 10 Couples Stay Madly In Love After Many Years

BRIDES | Posted 09.01.2016 | Weddings

For BRIDES, by Jillian Kramer. You’re madly in love now, with your wedding on the horizon and your whole life together in front of you. But, afte...

11 Ways To Reignite The Spark In A Passionless Marriage

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 08.24.2016 | Fifty

The average length of a marriage that ends in divorce is eight years. And in America, there is one divorce approximately every 36 seconds. Let’s fa...

10 Little Things You Can Do Today To Improve Your Marriage

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 08.11.2016 | Weddings

Marriage takes work ― that’s a fact. It’s about putting in the effort every single day to build a meaningful and lasting relationship. But it do...

The 10 Secrets To Staying Happily Together A Very, Very Long Time

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.31.2016 | Fifty

The devil is indeed in the details. We asked Huff/Post50 Facebook friends who have been together a long time what drives them crazy about their mate ...

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 01.08.2017 | 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 12.02.2016 | 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 11.30.2016 | 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 11.30.2016 | 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 10.18.2016 | 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 09.29.2016 | 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 08.24.2016 | 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 08.31.2016 | 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 to...

My Wife Is My Anti-Stereotype

Keith Powell | Posted 08.04.2016 | 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 | Posted 06.16.2016 | 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?