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10 Ways To Stay Connected To Your Spouse When Life Gets Crazy

Gaye Groover Christmus | Posted 11.16.2015 | Weddings
Gaye Groover Christmus

For most couples with children, just getting through each week requires almost all of their time and energy. And it never seems to let up - just when they think things might be getting a bit easier, the next phase of parenthood rolls in and presents its requirements and demands.

6 Ways To Spice Up Your Marriage

Gaye Groover Christmus | Posted 10.27.2015 | Weddings
Gaye Groover Christmus

Step out of your comfort zone. Although you should never insist that your spouse move out of his or her comfort zone, it's perfectly fine (and a good idea!) to encourage yourself to step out of yours.

5 Happy Marriage Habits To Start Before You Tie The Knot

BRIDES | Posted 10.09.2015 | Weddings

Think you'll figure out how to make your marriage work as you go along? That's one way to do it, sure. But, "starting healthy habits before marriage can mean the difference between a marriage that thrives and lasts and a marriage that crumbles and ends in divorce."

4 Things That Have Changed Since I Got Married

Brent Stoller | Posted 10.07.2015 | Weddings
Brent Stoller

Emily and I have now been married for five months, and there is a difference. It's subtle, but I can feel it. I can feel it in how I view her, and I can feel it in how I view myself. Daily life still plays out as it did before, but it's now grounded in a singular, permanent foundation.

What We Could Never Have Known When We Said Our Vows 12 Years Ago

Emily Gallo | Posted 09.01.2015 | Parents
Emily Gallo

Twelve years ago, we stood in front of our favorite people and promised to love one another. We said in sickness and in health. We said in good times and bad. But we were children then. Babies, it seems.

Should You Wear a Ring to an Interview?

Kate Van Dellen | Posted 08.27.2015 | Women
Kate Van Dellen

My wedding ring was the first ring that I've worn on that finger (no engagement ring). I was so proud of the man I married, yet still harbored something inside me that felt less valuable to this work team because I was a married woman.

This Centenarian Couple Celebrated Their 75th Wedding Anniversary

BRIDES | Posted 08.27.2015 | Weddings

Walter and Leslie Kimmel, who are both 100 years old, celebrated their wedding on August 18, 1940. The two met when they were just 22 years old at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Baltimore.

What Your First Year of Marriage Teaches You

Natasha Burton | Posted 08.20.2015 | Weddings
Natasha Burton

I can't speak for other couples, but I can share my own experiences and what this first year has taught me about my relationship, myself and marriage in general.

I'm More Than My Marital Status

Casey Dembowski | Posted 08.12.2015 | Weddings
Casey Dembowski

For the 20 months of our engagement, wedding planning took over my brain. Even during the months where we weren't booking vendors or planning anything in particular--we had 20 months after all--it was still there, just sitting in the back of my mind. I pinned about it; I researched; I budgeted. It was fun.

Marry Someone You Admire, Not Just Someone You Love

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 06.29.2015 | Weddings
Deborah Stachelski

My mother always told me you should admire something about the person you marry. They don't have to be the best looking, the strongest, the richest, or the smartest. But there's got to be that little something that makes you weak at the knees.

11 One-Liners That Accurately Sum Up The Whole Marriage Thing

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 05.22.2015 | Weddings

Marriage means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. Still, there are certain day-to-day similarities that couples can gener...

Welcome to the Party: Gay Men Have Been Appreciating 'Dad Bods' for Years

Brent Almond | Posted 05.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Brent Almond

Dad Bods aren't a new trend, at least not with the always-ahead-of-the-curve Gays. Gay men have been celebrating their stout brethren for decades, declaring definitively that Fat + Hairy ≠ Undateable. They're called Bears, and I want to officially welcome you to the party!

Why I Finally Gave Up Cooking

Holly Robinson | Posted 04.14.2015 | Women
Holly Robinson

I should have admitted right then that I couldn't cook. But he married me anyway, and it took me nearly 20 years of marriage -- during which I have melted through pots (even a Le Creuset, once), forgotten to put flour in cake recipes and even set toasters on fire -- before I finally gave up.

4 Steps To More Exciting Married Sex

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 03.31.2015 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

All the time, I hear from women who say, "I'm having sex with my husband X times per week (usually this is 1-3) and he's STILL not happy." I ask if they enjoy the sex, and they say, "Yeah, sometimes."

Vapor Daze

Sheila Blanchette | Posted 03.11.2015 | Fifty
Sheila Blanchette

White clouds drift along the Intracoastal. Traffic backs up as the bridge rises to allow a sailboat and a yacht to pass through. My American coffee doesn't look or taste American at all. It is Cafe con Leche, topped with foamy cream. I sip the strong brew while I wait for the young man who owns the Vapor Shop where I will be doing bookkeeping today. This is a hell of lot better than working in a cubicle.

6 Things You Should Never, Ever Say To Your Mother-In-Law

BRIDES | Posted 01.22.2015 | Weddings

Sometimes it seems that mother-in-laws were put on the planet for the sole purpose of driving brides crazy.

Don't Let These 4 Things Kill Your Sex Drive

BRIDES | Posted 01.02.2015 | Weddings

In the beginning stages of a relationship, it's sometimes easy to be so hot-and-heavy that having sex on the regular is akin to breathing: It's necessary for survival. Then life sets in and sex can be the last thing on your mind.

6 Things That Change After You Get Married

BRIDES | Posted 12.08.2014 | Weddings

Neither of us thought that getting married would change our relationship. It turned out we were wildly, hilariously wrong.

The Bride And Groom Aren't The Only Ones Hooking Up On The Wedding Night

BRIDES | Posted 12.03.2014 | Weddings

Turns out, true love isn't the only thing in the air at weddings. From hot hookups to happily-ever-afters, check out these wild and crazy wedding hookup stories that you have to read to believe.

10 Ways To Guarantee You Actually Have Sex On Your Wedding Night

BRIDES | Posted 11.18.2014 | Weddings

by Jillian Kramer For BRIDES How's this for scary? Only about half of newlyweds' first nights as husband and wife end with a bang (no pun intended), ...

This Is What True Romance Looks Like When You're Married

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 09.30.2014 | Weddings

In marriage, it's all about the little things. Take, for example, this couple and the hilarious-yet-adorable love notes they left for each other ab...

This Is What It's Really Like To Be Married

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 07.28.2014 | Weddings

Agreeing to spend the rest of your life with someone is a big decision, to say the least. So many questions emerge when contemplating marriage: Is...

You Know You're Married When...

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 07.10.2014 | Weddings

As anyone who's married knows, there's a big difference between talking about forever and actually saying "I do." So what kind of changes can you ...

Aaron Paul Loves His Wife So Much, It Hurts

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 05.12.2014 | Weddings

Aaron Paul's one-year wedding anniversary is just around the corner, so the actor decided to let us all in on what the first year of married life has ...

I'm Not Married To My Best Friend

Robin O'Bryant | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women
Robin O'Bryant

I want best friend who will tell me I need one more pair of shoes and a man who will remind me to save for my retirement account. And I want to get into bed at night with a man who ignites things in me no one else can.