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3 Things To Consider When Divvying Up The Holidays As Newlyweds

Kristen Rocco | Posted 11.20.2015 | Weddings
Kristen Rocco

On Christmas Day last year, I boarded a plane along with my husband. Not to either one of our family's locations. We had decided to take a trip of a lifetime instead. Destination: Zurich, Switzerland.

4 Embarrassing Married Sex Questions, Answered

BRIDES | Posted 10.19.2015 | Weddings

by Jillian Kramer, BRIDES Courtesy of CNP Montrose When it comes to sex, there's a lifelong learning curve that doesn't stop just because you tied ...

4 Parenting Essentials I Learned From My Adult Kids

Mary Novaria | Posted 10.08.2015 | Fifty
Mary Novaria

One of the most humbling things about my kids growing up is realizing that I still have growing up to do myself. I'm a reluctant empty nester. And while I'll always be my kids' mom, having the chicks out of the roost and on their own means I've had to adjust the way I parent.

How to Happily Marry Your Furniture and Décor to Combine Your Style

Kristen Ley | Posted 09.28.2015 | HuffPost Home
Kristen Ley

For newlyweds, learning how to combine furniture and décor styles to create a cohesive home can be quite the challenge -- for better or worse. After all, they say opposites attract. Whether or not that's the case in your relationship, you can most likely still agree that when it comes to your taste in home décor, your styles are more different than they are similar.

How To Write The Perfect Wedding Toast In Just 15 Minutes

Kristen Rocco | Posted 09.24.2015 | Weddings
Kristen Rocco

It's that exciting yet dreaded moment by maids of honor and best men: the wedding toast. What to say? How to say it? How long? What's off the table?

7 Good and Bad Surprises You Can Expect in the First Year of Marriage

BRIDES | Posted 09.11.2015 | Weddings

by Sandy Malone, BRIDES Photo: Courtesy of CNP Montrose Everyone tells you that things will change in your first year of marriage, but every couple...

The Simple Question That Helped My Marriage

Keith Powell | Posted 08.27.2015 | Entertainment
Keith Powell

We received lots of advice during our engagement. Some solicited. Some not. But the best advice I think I received was, "Your partner will never be able to read your mind."

Battle of the Falls: Is the N.Y. Side of Niagara Better Than Canada?

Peter Mandel | Posted 08.17.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Big-time fun. Small-city charm. Whichever you choose, reserve early. And keep an eye out for falling fish.

The Definition Of A 'Happy Marriage,' According To People In Them

BRIDES | Posted 08.18.2015 | Weddings

A happy marriage is a cocktail of open communication, honesty, hard work, and a whole lotta love. But what does that look like in real life? Five wives open up about what a happy marriage means to them, because they're living it!

The 5 Best Reminders Newlyweds Give Us About Marriage

Neal Samudre | Posted 07.24.2015 | Weddings
Neal Samudre

Love is a joy, but it's oftentimes not treated this way. After a while, marriages can grow stale. What was once undying love and commitment can become routine and loneliness. And picking up on this possible turn with marriage, people can sometimes warn against marriage.

9 Signs You're Totally Ready for Married Life

BRIDES | Posted 07.17.2015 | Weddings

Five years ago you were out with your BFFs until 5 A.M. and locking lips with random hotties at the bar thinking, "Man, this is the life!"

7 Things Married Me, Would Share With Newlywed Me

Meredith Masony | Posted 06.29.2015 | Weddings
Meredith Masony

I have learned a lot of lessons over the past 12 years. If I could go back and give newlywed me a few tips on surviving marriage, it would look a little something like this.

The 10 Emotional Stages of Getting Engaged

BRIDES | Posted 06.24.2015 | Weddings

While the setting varies from woman-to-woman, there's a universal monologue that occurs to almost brides-to-be as they realize this is the moment he'll drop to one knee and pop the question. It's a little dazed and confused -- and a lot joyful.

How Two Newlyweds Paid Off $52K Of Debt In Under Two Years

LearnVest | Posted 05.08.2015 | Money

Before tying the knot in 2008, my wife, Kim, and I never discussed money. But I had financial skeletons in my closet. With $18,000 in student loans and another $18,000 from an auto loan, I brought a significant amount of debt into our marriage.

Best Honeymoon Hideaway Hotels in the World | Posted 05.05.2015 | Travel

Begin married life with an unforgettable trip for two to one of GAYOT's top honeymoon hotels worldwide.

The 4 Stages of Marital Culture Shock

Ashleigh Slater | Posted 05.01.2015 | Weddings
Ashleigh Slater

The normal in one "culture" and the normal in the other "culture" can sometimes differ greatly. And, it can be a bit of shock to stumble, sometimes rather jarringly, upon these cultural differences.

7 Things Engaged Couples Need To Talk About Right Now

Vicki Larson | Posted 06.30.2015 | Weddings
Vicki Larson

You and your partner have a unique relationship. So why would you want to have the same marriage everyone else has?

Life Between Curfews and Kids

Margaret Marshall | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

The subsequent years can bring childbirth, raising children, and your kids departing for college, leaving you feeling lonely. Some adults find they are single again later in life. Life is full of changes. We need to learn the coping skills so food does not become your companion during sad, stressful, or happy times, and alcohol does not become your self-confidence.

When Your Marriage Needs a Break

Ashleigh Slater | Posted 05.14.2015 | Weddings
Ashleigh Slater

Break rooms aren't just for television or real-world offices, though. Ted and I have one in our marriage. Although it's not the kind with a coffee maker or refrigerator. We discovered it in our first year of marriage.

Family Visits: A Wealth of Dramatic Material

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 02.21.2015 | Entertainment
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

Writer and director Burns refuses to answer to the question of how to balance the conflicting needs and desires of families and spouses. Instead, he presents a meaningful, gritty story in which one takeaway is clear.

6 Stunning U.S. Mini-Moon Getaways for Newlyweds

Adam Warner | Posted 02.11.2015 | Weddings
Adam Warner

Don't have enough vacation days or funds for that ultimate honeymoon getaway to Paris or Bora Bora? A shorter "mini-moon" trip can still be extremely rewarding and unforgettable.

5 Ways You're Blowing Your Wedding Budget Without Even Realizing It

BRIDES | Posted 02.05.2015 | Weddings

While you may know the basics to sticking within your budget -- not overdoing it with over-the-top florals or spending 40 percent of your total budget on a dress, for example -- there are some less obvious ways that you may be racking up costs without even realizing it.

Why This Holiday Season Is Extra Special For Newlyweds

Natasha Burton | Posted 01.26.2015 | Weddings
Natasha Burton

If you're newly married like I am, this holiday season is extra special: It's the first one you'll be spending with your significant other as husband and wife.

5 Things Newlyweds Are Extra Thankful For This Thanksgiving

Danielle Tate | Posted 01.25.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Tate

Newlyweds have an extra set of blessings to count as they merge lives, families and holidays into something they do together as a married couple. Below are five reasons for you to be extra thankful this year.

Until Death Do Us Part? Not Really

Vicki Larson | Posted 01.16.2015 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

Here's how we imagine marriage will be: We stand before the people who matter to us and we vow to love, honor and cherish our beloved "until death do us part." Except, many of us have replaced "until death do us part" with "for as long as our love shall last."