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When a Couple Goes (Selectively) Hard of Hearing

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 04.07.2014 | 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 03.14.2014 | 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....

7 Things Couples Should Do Long After the Honeymoon Is Over

Posted 05.30.2013 | Weddings

Written by Sasha Brown-Worsham on CafeMom’s blog, The Stir All marriages inevitably go through some rough patches. It's just impossible to spend ...

Questions To Consider Before Getting Married

www.theatlantic.com | Posted 05.29.2013 | Weddings

In her cover story for the latest issue of The Atlantic, Liza Mundy considers what heterosexual couples can learn from gay couples in light of the fac...

Are You Certain That Your Divorce Is All Your Spouse's Fault?

Mark Baer | Posted 07.22.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

If you can think of even one positive thing that ever occurred from blaming others, please continue doing so. We can't change others, but we can change the way in which we act and react. Maybe people would benefit from accepting responsibility, instead of blaming others.