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10 Reasons Christmas Makes Me Love My Husband Even More

Joanna Schroeder | Posted 12.22.2014 | Parents
Joanna Schroeder

No, it's not the presents. It's all the little things -- sweet, goofy, endearing -- that make me feel so happy I chose this particular dude to be my partner in doing this whole life and love thing.

36 Things I Know After 36 Years Of Marriage

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 12.18.2014 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

This week, my husband and I will celebrate our 36th anniversary. Some years we've gotten dressed-up and gone out to dinner. Other years we've simply marked the day with a kiss. That's what marriage is: richer, poorer, good times and bad. Each year with its surprises and challenges, its hard fought lessons, its moments of sweetness.

8 Surprising (And Scientifically Proven) Things That Lead To A Lasting Marriage

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 12.15.2014 | Weddings

Finding and keeping a lifelong love can feel like a crapshoot. No matter how madly in love you may be, maintaining a marriage is never easy. And while...

Why Marriage Is Always Worth The Fight

Fawn Weaver | Posted 12.11.2014 | Weddings
Fawn Weaver

I interview couples happily married more than a quarter century to figure out how they did it and how what they've done can be replicated. I then pull all that research together to determine the common denominators.

How To Have A Successful Marriage From The Start

Posted 12.16.2014 | Dr. Phil

Your wedding may be the best night of your life, but when the party is over, creating a partnership is hard work. "Merging two lives can actually be v...

9 New Ways to Deepen Your Relationship Bond

Dr. Terri Orbuch | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Orbuch

Here's good news for lovebirds: If you're in a happy partnership, married or not, you can keep it that way or make it even better by introducing a few new behaviors and small changes into the relationship.

25 Ways To Say 'I Love You' Without Saying A Word

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 12.27.2014 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

Clean up, above and beyond the call of duty. Not your dirty cup? Who cares?

Bowing to the Happy Marriages: Superhero Territory

Bridget Fonger | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Bridget Fonger

I am lucky to be surrounded by loving couples all of whom deserve more acknowledgment. I consider them all superheroes.

Couple Married 65 Years Dies 40 Minutes Apart, Lying Side-By-Side

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 10.09.2014 | Weddings

Sometimes love is so powerful, not even death can stand in its way. That was the case for Brazilian couple Italvino and Diva Poss. After 65 years ...

3 Secrets To A Successful Marriage

Posted 12.15.2014 | Dr. Phil

Dr. Phil, who recently celebrated his 38th wedding anniversary, shares three of his secrets for a peaceful and happy marriage. Like Dr. Phil | Fo...

13 Simple Tricks To A Long And Happy Marriage

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 10.07.2014 | Weddings

It's no secret that marriage takes work. After all, we're only human, and humans make mistakes, have bad days and sometimes even forget to load the di...

7 Things No Spouse Should Be Expected To Do

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 11.29.2014 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

This has nothing to do with being able to bake a soufflé, or adhere to a budget, or be cheerful about putting your cranky toddler to bed. The main thing no spouse can be expected to do is... live up to all of your dreams.

The Anniversary We Didn't Know We Were Waiting For

Amy Heinz | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents
Amy Heinz

We stood there, with friends and family as our witnesses, in the hopes of building a home, a family, and a beautiful life together. And we've done just that.

21 Secrets To A Happy Marriage

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 09.04.2014 | Weddings

Everyone walks down the aisle dreaming of their happily ever after, but maintaining a happy marriage is often easier said than done. A Reddit threa...

23 Husbands Describe The Moment They Knew They Found 'The One'

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 09.03.2014 | Weddings

Every couple's love story features a series of moments: the first date, the first kiss, the first fight, and of course those first feelings of love. B...

What The Size Of Your Wedding Might Say About Your Marriage

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 08.20.2014 | Weddings

Sure, inviting everyone and their cousin to your Big Day might cost you a pretty penny, but it could pay off in the long run. A new study says that pe...

17 Things Married People Want Newlyweds To Know

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 08.15.2014 | Weddings

Getting married is quite possibly the biggest commitment two people can ever make to each other -- but how do you make sure that promise lasts a lifet...

WWII Vet And His Devoted Wife Die 14 Hours Apart On 76th Anniversary

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 08.13.2014 | Weddings

In 1942, Marjorie Hartland was informed that her husband Clifford -- a gunner in the British Army during the Second World War -- had been captured by ...

4 Reasons To Put Date Night On Your Calendar

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 10.12.2014 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

Whether you've been married five weeks, five years, or even five decades, date night is a ritual you should regularly observe. This is hardly a news flash. Yet, if you're like most couples, you'll read it, you'll note it, and then you'll ignore it.

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?

Dear Sons: Marry Your Best Friend (and 7 Other Crucial Steps To Wedded Bliss)

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 10.05.2014 | Fifty
Abby Rodman, LICSW

Never get married because you think it's time; get married because you've found the right person -- no matter how much time that takes.

Couple Of 62 Years Held Hands Until The Very End, Dies 4 Hours Apart

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 08.01.2014 | Weddings

Sixty-two years ago, Don and Maxine Simpson made a promise to love each other forever -- and they kept that promise right up until the end of their li...

5 Quick Fixes For A Ho-Hum Married Sex Life

Fawn Weaver | Posted 09.28.2014 | Weddings
Fawn Weaver

Have you heard the rumor that married sex is boring? Well, that's not the case in my 11-year marriage, and it doesn't have to be for yours either. One of the beautiful things about being with the same partner for so long is you are able to explore each other's bodies.

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...

The Key To A Long And Happy Marriage, According To Jeff Bridges

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 08.18.2014 | Weddings

Jeff Bridges has been married to his wife Susan for nearly four decades, all while working in an industry known for its failed marriages: Hollywood. ...