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How to Have a Happy Marriage

7 Things Only Those Married A Long Time Will Understand

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.24.2014 | Fifty

There are just some things in life you can't fully appreciate until you've lived through them. Being married for 10 years or longer -- and staying hap...

Why A Happy Husband -- Not Wife -- May Be Essential For A Happy Marriage

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Kristyn Pomranz | Posted 05.13.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Forget the phrase “Happy wife, happy life”: A recent study by the University of Chicago reports what many wives h...

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.

The Common Behavior That Can Destroy Your Marriage

Posted 10.03.2013 | Divorce

By Signe Whitson, LSW for GalTime.com One of my favorite stories about passive aggressive behavior in a marriage goes like this: “Cash, check ...

3 Common Mistakes Women Make In The Bedroom

Posted 10.01.2013 | Divorce

By GalTime.com Who doesn't need to spice up their bedroom routine every once in a while? You love your partner and assume he'll initiate sex, so it...

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.

Before 'I Do,' Ask This Question

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 04.02.2013 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

In our interviews with hundreds of long-married couples about what works and what doesn't for a long and satisfying relationship... it turns out that our elders believe there's something close to a 'magic bullet' when it comes to deciding in a relationship: 'Should I stay or should I go?'

How To Give More To Your Marriage (Without Burning Out)

Posted 12.05.2012 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul Research shows people whose spouses did thoughtful things for them were the happiest with their relationships. Here are 11 idea...

Secrets To A Happy Marriage (From the Real Experts)

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2012 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

In our surveys of the life wisdom of the oldest Americans, I was particularly interested in their advice about finding a life partner and staying married. Many of the elders we talked with in the Legacy Project had been married for 30, 40, 50 or more years. Here are their three top lessons.

Why I Refused To Let My Husband Call Me A Wife

Jamillah Lamb | Posted 10.05.2012 | Weddings
Jamillah Lamb

The first few years of our marriage I REFUSED to be a called a wife. A wife was a secondary complement to the man. A wife had no other identity. I mean what happened to my name... now I am just wife. I don't think so.

The Bedroom Secret That Can Save Your Sex Life

Iris Krasnow | Posted 07.04.2012 | Weddings
Iris Krasnow

Many couples I interviewed keep that mystery alive through separate bedrooms and separate bathrooms that separate their sex lives and annoying personal rituals.

11 Concrete Ways To Keep Your Marriage In Tip-Top Shape

Janet Blair Page | Posted 03.14.2012 | Weddings
Janet Blair Page

If you stopped working at your job, you'd probably lose it. The same thing goes for relationships. How can you keep your love alive now and in the years to come? Read on!

12 Simple Steps For A Sustainable Marriage

Harriet Lerner | Posted 03.12.2012 | Weddings
Harriet Lerner

Here's how you can give your relationship the best chance of succeeding. If you're not one to make New Year's resolutions, just think of what follows as pretty good advice.

How To Fend Off A Fight With Your Spouse In 2 Steps

Amy Leigh Mercree | Posted 02.20.2012 | Weddings
Amy Leigh Mercree

There are a ton of reasons why couples fight, but there are even more reasons for people who love each other to defuse some of these disagreements.

What Do Couples Think Is Key To A 'Very Happy' Marriage?

Posted 12.16.2011 | Weddings

One of the most important factors for maintaining a happy marriage is generosity between spouses, according to new research from the National Marriage...

Marrying For Friendship

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

While love is still a potent factor in your decision to share your life with another person, friendship cannot be dismissed as a solid component of a healthy, happy relationship.