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The Most Important Lesson I Learned In My First Year Of Marriage

Paul Perkins | Posted 07.24.2014 | Weddings
Paul Perkins

As my wife and I approach our first anniversary, I've taken some time to think about all the lessons I've learned over the past year (let's be honest -- all the lessons my wife has taught me). There's one lesson I've yet to write about, though. And I happen to believe it's the most important lesson I learned in my first year of marriage.

Pre-Wedding Jitters: An Internal Warning Sign to Run

Fiona Finn | Posted 07.07.2014 | Weddings
Fiona Finn

In my opinion if you find yourself facing any of these problems, run -- don't walk -- to the nearest border of your city, state and/or country!

The Secret Thing Husbands Don't Always Ask for But Need From Their Wives

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 06.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

Emotional support is the idea that your spouse cares what happens to you in your day. Emotional support is knowing that you have someone one on your side, cheering you on through the difficult moments. It's celebrating with you in your triumphs. It's being there with you in the quiet moments, sharing in life together.

What Makes a Woman a "Keeper"?

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 05.29.2014 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

Growing up in a house full of women, I've spent most of my life baffled by men's attitudes, behavior and psyches. Additionally, the vast majority of m...

The Last Blog Post

Mark Malinowski | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Mark Malinowski

We watched movies. We drove around our town, Hingham, and took in the beautiful sites on the South Shore of Boston. We tried, until the very end, to keep our life together going.

John Lennon And Yoko Ono's Marriage Advice Is Spot-On

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.23.2014 | Weddings

John Lennon said he didn’t really know about love until he met Yoko Ono. In a series of interviews conducted between 1969 and 1972, the duo tell...

When Your Soul-Mate Throws a Wrench in Your Plans

Linda S. Haase | Posted 06.08.2014 | Women
Linda S. Haase

Every now and then, I wake up and wonder who the guy is in my bed and why there is a minivan parked in my driveway. I love the guy, and our daughter, and our cute little house in suburbia. But sometimes I do wonder how the hell I wound up in this life.

9 Ways To Build A Happy And Long-Lasting Marriage

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 01.24.2014 | Weddings

No can say for sure which ingredients and qualities are guaranteed predictors of a happy and successful marriage. Sometimes, the best we can do is pie...

Daughter Changes Wedding At Last Minute To Grant Dying Mother's Wish

Posted 01.25.2014 | Weddings

Nicole Decker didn't plan to get married in a hospital -- but with the last-minute help of family and hospital staff, she was able to say "I Do" in fr...

My Grandma's One Wish Is To See Me Get Married, But That Might Not Happen

Krystie Yandoli | Posted 02.21.2014 | Women
Krystie Yandoli

I love my Grandmere, and I love that she wants me to find happiness -- believe it or not, I'd love to find authentic happiness too -- but the reality is, I'm still evolving as a human being.

What Is Love? 10 Thought-Provoking Definitions

Kate Schermerhorn | Posted 02.12.2014 | Weddings
Kate Schermerhorn

As a lover of love, I've been contemplating this question for a long time now, and have a handful of ideas on what love is made of...

Accepting These 3 Life Truths Will Bring You More Gratitude

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 02.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

You think the magical moments of your life will happen on big days, but they're usually more ordinary. The magic of connection, gratitude and love can show up at work, in nature, at dinner, even at the movies.

The Best Love Advice I've Ever Received

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 02.09.2014 | Women
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

Most of us, at some point in our lives, have heard a great piece of advice about love. Perhaps it's something from your mother or father, a grandparent, a mentor, a friend, something you've read -- a piece of advice that has stayed with you and has helped you find love.

'The Most Badass Way I've Ever Heard Anyone Describe A Relationship'

Posted 01.25.2014 | Weddings

At the beginning of a relationship, everything is exciting and the passion is free-flowing. But after many years together -- and eventually marriage a...

3 Reasons You Should Never Marry For Love

Susan Pease Gadoua | Posted 01.25.2014 | Divorce
Susan Pease Gadoua

People whose primary reason to marry is other than love -- such as to have children, to have financial security, or for companionship -- generally have longer and perhaps better marriages because their choices were made with a purpose.

20 Things Only Married People Will Understand

Posted 11.18.2013 | Weddings

There are certain things in life you can't fully understand until you've been through them yourself. And marriage is definitely one of those things. ...

Can a Marriage Without Kids Survive?

Melissa Chapman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Melissa Chapman

For me kids are a life game changer -- and while I would never stay in my marriage if I felt it was no longer a loving and supportive relationship, I know that having my kids keeps me grounded and forces me to work on it so that I can provide them with a two parent home that is their soft place to fall.

What A Fortune Teller Got Right (And Wrong) About My Life

Sari Botton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Sari Botton

"Don't give up the apartment." It was my first of what would eventually add up to 10 yearly appointments with Terry, a psychic who was popular among media types. But, real estate advice was hardly what I wanted for my $150. No, I wanted Terry to tell me what most people go to psychics to hear: that there was love on the horizon.

The Royal Baby Blues

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 09.23.2013 | Style
Hayley Rose Horzepa

I have the royal baby blues. Yesterday, my mother and I tearfully watched the appearance of this new born royal on the public stage. Why am I crying? I wondered.

The 10 Elements of a Soulmate

Dr. Carmen Harra | Posted 12.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Carmen Harra

Your soulmate makes you feel entirely whole, healed and intact, like no piece is missing from the puzzle. A life partner, on the other hand, can be a great supporter and long-time companion, but is limited in his or her capacity to enrich your spirit.

The One Secret To Lasting Love

Posted 07.08.2013 | OWN

By Helen Fisher I have a friend who met her husband at a red light. She was 15, in a car with a pile of girls. He was in another car with a...

13 Quotes To Put You At Ease On Your Big Day

Posted 05.09.2013 | Weddings

We know that planning a wedding (and getting married!) can be extremely stressful. But we also know that a few words of encouragement can go a long wa...

How Your Ex Really Feels About You

Emma Johnson | Posted 06.06.2013 | Divorce
Emma Johnson

Ladies, here's how your ex feels about you.

The 7 Apologies I Owe My Husband

Posted 02.28.2013 | OWN

By Karen Thompson Walker The author of The Age of Miracles: A Novel (now out in paperback) reveals the kind of "I'm sorry" that can turn a marital ...

Why You Should Skip Valentine's Day This Year

Iris Krasnow | Posted 04.07.2013 | Weddings
Iris Krasnow

Who among you hasn't gotten crusty grocery store roses bought by a spouse who remembered it was February 14th on his way home from work? Did that feel like love?