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How to Stay Married

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?'

Learning How To Fight: Four Wise Tips For Couples

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 01.05.2013 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

These "experts" on marriage agreed that one thing all couples need to do -- if you want to remain married as long as they have -- is to learn to communicate about conflicts. More specifically, we all need to learn how to fight.

How To Make Love Last: Advice From Happily Wed Huff/Post50 Readers

Posted 09.20.2012 | Fifty

Marriage is a partnership, but just how much should each person put into the union? 50/50? Love and support split right down the middle? Not so, wr...

This Common Belief Can Sink Your Marriage

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2012 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

You can't spend your time calculating "50 percent in, 50 percent back." The attitude has to be one of giving freely. And according to the elders, if you start keeping score you're already in deep trouble.

5 Things No One Tells You About Marriage

Lydia Netzer | Posted 09.09.2012 | Weddings
Lydia Netzer

Marriage is tough, sister. Some of this you know, like nixing the idea that towels will be folded a certain way, tolerating game night with the boys, or if you're a guy, maybe you've heard there will be love stories on your plasma TV.

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.

The Big Lie About 'Til Death To Us Part'

Iris Krasnow | Posted 01.29.2012 | Weddings
Iris Krasnow

Here's some advice from a midlife wife: If you're single and searching don't be deterred by the quickie marriages of celebrities who recite "I do" as if it's a line from one of their scripts.