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Premarital Counseling

How Premarital Fights Can Be Healthy for Your Marriage

Liz Higgins | Posted 03.22.2017 | Healthy Living
Liz Higgins

Take these suggestions to heart and notice the difference in your ability to fight fair with your partner during this pre-wedding time. Remember what it's all about and what brought you both to this point in your lives. Use the opportunities that life presents to you and grow from your arguments and fights. Learn to embrace the conflict as an opportunity for growth!

Why My Husband and I Chose Pre-Engagement Counseling

Brita Long | Posted 09.14.2016 | Weddings
Brita Long

Many couples choose to do premarital counseling before their wedding, especially if they are religious. My then-boyfriend Dan and I did something a little different. We took a premarital counseling course before Dan even proposed.

Prevent Your Future Divorce by Learning What Predicts It

Becky Whetstone, Ph.D., "Doctor Becky" | Posted 05.02.2016 | Divorce
Becky Whetstone, Ph.D.,

Preparing yourself individually to be healthy in mind, body, and spirit will prepare you for a healthy relationship in the future.

The Problem With Covenant Marriages and Fault-Based Divorce

Mark Baer | Posted 01.06.2015 | Divorce
Mark Baer

On October 30, 2014, I was contacted by a reporter, who asked if I could explain the Arkansas "covenant marriage" law to them. Among other things, if...

If I Did Premarital Counseling, My Marriage May Have Survived

Jovanka Ciares | Posted 11.24.2014 | Divorce
Jovanka Ciares

We learned that love may evolve and become something different after years together but it is love nonetheless. Today my ex-husband is one of my dearest closest friends in the whole world.

The Surprising Key Element in Happy Couples

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 10.08.2014 | Weddings
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

What do you think accounts for those who seem madly in love, versus couples who don't make it or seem miserable together?

How I Knew My Marriage Was Doomed From The Start

Amira Young | Posted 12.19.2012 | Divorce
Amira Young

I went into my marriage with my eyes on forever, and I needed the tools for it.

What To Consider Before Tying The Knot: An LGBT Primer Courtesy Of Marriage Counselor Pamela Milam

Kergan Edwards-Stout | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kergan Edwards-Stout

Pamela Milam, M.A., L.P.C., a counselor in Dallas, has just released an essential primer for any LGBT individual considering matrimony. Recently, Milam graciously sat down with me to discuss the book, her personal journey, and issues within the LGBT community.

WATCH: Shannen Doherty Talks Pre-Wedding Turmoil

Posted 03.02.2012 | Weddings

Shannen Doherty's new reality show, "Shannen Says," reveals that not everything was perfect between the former "Beverly Hills, 90210" star and her pho...

Should Teens Be Forced To Learn How To Be Good Spouses?

Vicki Larson | Posted 08.16.2012 | Weddings
Vicki Larson

Clearly there's a movement to get people -- with the help of teachers and counselors -- to think before marrying or divorcing. It sounds like a good idea, but do marriage prep courses work?

Why Do So Many Spouses Cheat In The First Year of Marriage?

Sheryl Paul | Posted 03.07.2012 | Weddings
Sheryl Paul

We're all aware of the sobering statistics that tell us that 50% of marriages end in divorce. We know that the modern marriage is vulnerable to a myriad of obstacles that couples must learn to navigate if their partnership is to succeed.

The Sometimes Sordid History of the American Quest for Bliss in Marriage

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bella DePaulo

Instead of simply teaching people to have 'healthy' marriages, marriage counseling taught Americans to define marriage itself as a healthy state of being.