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3 Tips For Finding the Perfect Mate

Laura Riley, Ph.D. | Posted 08.30.2014 | Women
Laura Riley, Ph.D.

Finding a life-long partner is like buying a new car; before you go to the showroom, you should know what you want and what you're willing to pay. Here's a love-finding strategy based on research about happy marriages.

3 Reasons Why Being Away Is OK

Derrell Jamison | Posted 08.09.2014 | Weddings
Derrell Jamison

To most people, being in a relationship means that you have someone that is always there for you, a constant support system, and an indefinite friend to share experiences with. In the majority of cases, this is a worth-while set up, but for some of us it truly isn't all that simple.

How the Story About the Lady and the Baskets Made Me a Better Spouse

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

When life gets challenging, as it does in all long-term marriages, people often question whether or not they chose the right spouse.

When a Couple Goes (Selectively) Hard of Hearing

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 06.07.2014 | Fifty
Bonni Brodnick

My suggestion is that the next time your partner tells you that you need to have your hearing checked, bring him/her along to your appointment. Have him be the one with the headsets in the sound booth. Tell the audiologist to take a lunch break and you call the words.

10 Ways To Stay The Hell Out Of Divorce Court

Krista Barth | Posted 05.14.2014 | Divorce
Krista Barth

Why do people marry people they know are unkind, unfaithful, selfish, or without common values or interests?

11 Ways To Make Your Marriage Happier, Starting Today

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling and Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.11.2014 | Fifty

The honeymoon period in most marriages has a shelf life. But does that mean you can't bring back those fluttery butterfly feelings of excitement and a...

The Marriage Mistake Almost Everybody Makes

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 03.29.2014 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

Of course, there's no way to know for sure you're picking the right partner. But I gained a key insight from our interviews over the past several years with around 800 of the oldest Americans -- a group that if you add it all up had over 25,000 years of experience in marriage.

Study Says Wives Matter More When Resolving Marital Spats

Posted 12.05.2013 | Weddings

A new study out of UC Berkeley may have found the key to marital bliss. The research, published in the November 4 edition of "Emotion," found that ...

The Unlikely Inspiration For Norway's Plan To Lower Divorce Rates

Posted 11.01.2013 | Divorce

Faced with a divorce rate of about 40 percent, Norway is turning to an unlikely source to help keep couples hitched: Steve Carell and Tina Fey's 2010 ...

The Real Culprit Behind Infidelity

Tracy Schorn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Tracy Schorn

I'd like to give a shout out for monogamy. It's really been maligned of late, called "unnatural" or worse -- hegemonic and bossy. It gets blamed for infidelity and divorce. Oh the Terrible Societal Pressure of Monogamy!

Ask the Drama Queen

Brooke Lewis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Brooke Lewis

Trevor: My best friend is a girl. My wife, for the most part, is fine with this. There have never been any feelings beyond friendship. However, recent...

8 Things to Do With a Mate on a Fall Date

Jenny Triplett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Jenny Triplett

Being aware of your mood shifts and the need to feed the addiction for affection is vital. Here are eight ways mates can spice it up in the wonderful season of browns and oranges.

When the Beauty of Marriage Turns Ugly

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 11.24.2013 | Weddings
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

Love turns to despair and oftentimes even hate, like a chameleon that posed as hope and now wears the face of struggle and sure defeat. Love fades and dies. Our hurt grows and we need answers.

How Far We Drift Apart -- Reclaiming Love in Marriage

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 11.16.2013 | Weddings
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

Easy to drift. In relationships and in life. Like an unanchored boat finding its way across a lake, we end up in places we didn't intend to go. Wouldn't have chosen. But there we are.

Why Do So Many Women Treat Husbands As A Necessary Evil?

Lorie Eber | Posted 11.12.2013 | Fifty
Lorie Eber

I'm a happily married (second time around) boomer-aged woman. I'm kind to my husband. I'm always on his team. Why not? He's a loving husband and he gladly puts up with all my foibles. I really do wake up every morning and think about what I can do today that will put a smile on my husband's face. And he reciprocates -- in spades. I find myself in the minority.

10 Things I've Learned About Love After 10 Years of Marriage

Posted 09.10.2013 | Weddings

By Sasha Emmons for iVillage. Last week was my 10th wedding anniversary. Ten years and a few pounds ago, my husband and I stood before our loved on...

'My Husband Told Me To Flirt With Other Men'

Posted 09.12.2013 | Weddings

By Georgia Lowe of The Gaggle for GalTime.com “Go for it!” he said. “Flirting is fun. It feels great.” We were talking about how I have ...

How to Prevent an Unhealthy 'Second-Act'... Marriage II Pointers

Deborah Hecker, Ph.D. | Posted 10.27.2013 | Divorce
Deborah Hecker, Ph.D.

In a healthy partnership, it takes three to tango -- two "I's" and a "we." The notion of "we" is talked about all the time, but often the strength of the "I's" are overlooked.

How Couples Can Get to Divorce -- Real Fast!

Douglas LaBier | Posted 10.26.2013 | Divorce
Douglas LaBier

The path to meaningful connection and growth over time -- as opposed to the businesslike, roommate-like relationship that many couples settle into -- isn't easy.

Forget the Children, Let's Talk Marriage

Cara McDonough | Posted 10.21.2013 | Parents
Cara McDonough

Giving marital advice, in this day and age, seems boring. Old-fashioned, almost. Lots of couples live together first -- we did -- and what can you say that's remotely helpful? Besides, you know, "Remember to go on date nights!"

The Piece Of Marriage Advice That's Not A Cliche

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 10.19.2013 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

When is a piece of advice about marriage an empty cliché, and when is it profound -- and practical -- wisdom? In interviews with hundreds of long-married older people, one prescription for a happy marriage was offered by almost everyone.

10 Secrets Of Highly Successful Couples

Posted 08.13.2013 | Weddings

By Victor M. Parachin for YourTango.com Over lunch with a friend one day, Kevin was asked about the "secret of your obviously happy and healthy lov...

Here's The Real Secret To A Happy Long-Time Marriage

Posted 07.02.2013 | Fifty

Ever argue with your spouse over money or how to handle the children or even what movie you should watch on Saturday night? As you age, you may find y...

Calling All Brides - 3 Daily Habits for Living 'Happily Ever After'

Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW | Posted 08.25.2013 | Weddings
Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW

The summer is a wonderful time to be a bride! The earth is alive with that same exuberant energy that fuels your special day. You've spent months making all the arrangements: the flowers, the cake, the dress, the photographer, the music, the food.

11 Lessons Learned From 36 Years Of Marriage

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff and Shelley Emling | Posted 06.13.2013 | Fifty

Huff/Post50 editor Shelley Emling and senior writer Ann Brenoff have both been married to their respective partners a total of 36 years, collectively....