You can tell a lot about a marriage by the way a couple communicates.
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Being young doesn't make you immune from the possibility your partner might be diagnosed with a debilitating illness you will have to deal with for the rest of your lives.
You have no idea what lies ahead. That is probably for the best. Ignorance will help you move forward.
Sean was tall, dark, and handsome -- literally.
I've come to realize that I made a lot of mistakes in my marriage over the years.
None of these are terribly important on their own, but they remind me daily of why I asked her to marry me in the first place.
I didn't wonder what it would feel like to have nothing left to ground me -- I was convinced it was what I wanted.
"I brought your favorite snack."
Women leave for many reasons, but there's one reason in particular that haunts me, one that I want men to understand.
When the cracks to my heart first started to show to my kids, I panicked.
As for the sex, I'm not going to lie. A 20-something body is a beautiful thing. He was fun, enthusiastic and all of those great things.
I'm calling bullsh*t on the whole soulmate thing. You can have many soulmates, just like you can have many loves.
By Michelle Spollen
Thank you for being brave enough to bring me into this world, despite not having a man by your side.
For putting your life to th...
A few months later, my husband had formal assessments done and received his official autism diagnosis at age 30. He greeted it with grief, but also relief.
The life I knew -- the life I had with my husband -- died that night. There's no other way to describe it.
Being on your own is so much better than being stuck in a relationship that's failing.
As hard as it may be, there's a reason for every relationship we are in.
Of all the types of guys you might ever end up with in this world, you could do a lot worse than the emotionally complex one.
By Christine Schoenwald
Picture yourself preparing a delicious meal for your bae. You're slicing, dicing, sautéing and even deep-frying, and you'r...
You can read a thousand books about love and talk to a hundred therapists about what makes a marriage work. But the truth is, nobody knows better than people who have loved each other over seven decades.
When Steve, the man I was dating, showed up with a diamond engagement ring at my job two weeks after I'd met him, I was so blown away by excitement and romance that I said "yes.
Why would I want my first experience -- the first time to feel that connection -- to be with anyone other than the person I hope to spend the rest of my life with?
Remember that marriage isn't 50/50 -- divorce is 50/50. Marriage has to be 100/100.
Every time he came in, I tried to find an excuse to spend time with him but he was completely oblivious.
Sometimes I want to blame all the bad parts of who I am or who I've been on the fact that my dad just up and split on us once upon a time.
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