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Healthy Marriage

Lessons I've Learned From My Parents' Happy Marriage

Nina Friend | Posted 09.13.2014 | Weddings
Nina Friend

Growing up with parents who aren't afraid to be themselves around each other has shown me how necessary it is to feel comfortable around your spouse or partner. It's shown me that trust follows honesty, and honesty is only possible if both parties work for it.

Why a Healthy Marriage Can Give You Wings to Fly

Sheryl Paul | Posted 02.09.2014 | Weddings
Sheryl Paul

It's the support of a loving partner that allows newly married women to launch into areas of their career and interests that they would not have felt confident enough to explore otherwise.

Found Your Soul Mate? 7 Reasons You Should Wait to Tie the Knot

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
Jonathan Alpert

As a couples' therapist, I've come to realize that people rush to marriage and sometimes get married for all the wrong reasons or they do it way too early. Couples sometimes feel they have to get married because it fits a paradigm of how they see their life.

5 Marriage Mistakes That Lead To Divorce

Posted 08.26.2013 | Divorce

By Anita Yok Sim Ho for YourTango.com In marriage it's common sense advice to treat one another with respect and share love. But some are not so su...

The Key To A Happy Marriage Is...

Posted 06.26.2013 | Weddings

There isn't one universal key that unlocks the door to a happy and healthy marriage. Rather, there are many different ways for couples to achieve a st...

7 Conversations You Must Have Before Marriage

Posted 05.10.2013 | Weddings

By Dr. Karen Sherman for YourTango.com Summer is almost in the air and it's the season for planning weddings. A bride-to-be's checklist is always a...

A Novel Approach To The Prenuptial Agreement

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 05.11.2013 | Weddings
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

Amidst the promises of a lifetime of togetherness and joyful wedding preparations, now is the time to also think about the true value of a prenuptial agreement

What It Takes To Have Great Sex After Marriage

Susan Orlins | Posted 04.30.2013 | Weddings
Susan Orlins

Sexual relationships are important to healthy marriages. But not every healthy marriage is the same.

6 Ways To Reap The Health Benefits Of Marriage

Posted 02.21.2013 | Weddings

By Mary Jo Rapini for YourTango.com February is heart awareness month, so this study in the European Society of Cardiology journal caught my eye. I...

Tips For A Successful Marriage, From Kelly Ripa (WATCH)

Posted 08.15.2013 | MarloThomas

Kelly Ripa revealed that she has had a crush on her husband, Mark Consuelos, since the day she met him when she joined me on Mondays With Marlo. She a...

3 Ways To Know If You're Ready For Marriage

Dr. Mary Speed | Posted 08.16.2012 | Weddings
Dr. Mary Speed

Remember, a wedding is not a marriage, but a wonderful celebration that marks the beginning of your life together.

2 Steps That Will Make Your Marriage Stronger

Harriet Lerner | Posted 05.13.2012 | Weddings
Harriet Lerner

We naturally become defensive when our spouse begins to criticize us. We listen to refute or correct the inaccuracies, distortions and exaggerations that are inevitably there. The challenge is to listen only to understand.

The One Word That Could Save Your Marriage

Dr. Terri Orbuch | Posted 01.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Orbuch

If thanking your spouse is something you only do once a year over a plate of turkey and stuffing, you would do well to change your ways. Why? Because saying and showing gratitude will improve your relationship.

Marrying Older -- Wiser And Happier

Kristen Houghton | Posted 10.19.2011 | Women
Kristen Houghton

The general level of happiness in older marriages increases with the years they are together. Compared to couples who marry in their twenties, those who married significantly later report less work-related stress, less marital conflict and more couple interaction and satisfaction.

Keeping The Doors Of Love Open In Your Relationship

Judith Johnson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

It's easy to slam one of these symbolic doors shut when our partner disappoints us in some way. But when that becomes the normal way that we respond to each other, the trust, safety and foundation of the relationship is eroded.

The Anatomy Of Love

Thomas Moore | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas Moore

I have been practicing psychotherapy for 35 years. Much of that time has been devoted to matters of love. Out of that experience, I can distill five basic issues that people face.

What Your Marriage Needs To Survive

goodmenproject.com | Stephen J. Johnson, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

By Stephen J. Johnson, Ph.D. The Good Men Project Magazine UCLA's Family Studies Center researched 1,500 couples who had been together for five or mo...

Jobs Most Likely To Wreck Your Marriage

Careers Articles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Helping professions and hospitality workers have some of the highest divorce rates in the country, according to a comparison of divorce rates among oc...

Cultivating 'Healthy Selfishness' in Your Relationship

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

Caring chiefly for each other, your interest, and comfort sums up exactly what a couple should have together. That's healthy selfishness.

Reflections on a Marriage

Arjuna Ardagh | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arjuna Ardagh

Chameli and I have been married now for eight years, and what we have created is a miracle. If you had told years ago that I would have this kind of marriage, I would have laughed in your face.

Sex for a Better Marriage (So Skip the Golf Balls This Father's Day)

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

Research is indeed showing a healthy sex life is good for a happy marriage. If we aren't getting and giving enough lovin', it is more than worth it for us to take steps to improve the situation.