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Bethany & Daniel Henderson | Posted 11.25.2014 | Parents
Bethany & Daniel Henderson

This year, we're doing something different. No forcing ourselves to muster platitudes when we really don't feel like it. No mumbling half-hearted blanket statements. No, this year, we're acknowledging head-on all that drives us crazy every day.

8 Creative, Crazy Romantic Anniversary Ideas

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Sally Stich | Posted 11.15.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com So your anniversary’s coming up and you want to do something original and loving. A candlelight dinner is nice but ...

Thou Shalt Never Meet a Gym Crush

Brad Liberti | Posted 11.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Brad Liberti

There are certain rules in our dating culture that even though never formally stated, still somehow become ingrained within us all. To spare you the pain of making the same mistake that I recently did... added to this tacit list of romantic do's and don't's should be another decree. Thou shalt never meet a gym crush.

Is Hollywood Ruining Our Relationships?

Gina Hussar | Posted 12.08.2014 | Women
Gina Hussar

Are we, thanks to steamy love scenes with perfect lighting and airbrush makeup, setting our expectations too high? The best love, the greatest sex, the happiest moments don't happen on set. Relationships that stand the test of time are plenty flawed and far from Brangelina cool.

The Myth of Unconditional Love and The Case for the 1950s Housewife

Catherine Zinger | Posted 12.07.2014 | Weddings
Catherine Zinger

What if being an "evolved" version of the 1950s housewife is by choice? When someone willingly assumes the role of pleasing one's man as her daily modus operandi, does that make her subservient or just plain wise?

Love Is Waiting For A Test Result and Having Someone Hold Your Hand

Melissa Chapman | Posted 11.26.2014 | Parents
Melissa Chapman

I learned that love -- true, gut-wrenching, walk through fire, lay down everything for someone love -- is simply just holding their hand.

How to Pray for Good Sex -- And Get It!

Peggy Payne | Posted 11.25.2014 | Religion
Peggy Payne

Some things work whether you believe in them or not. Perhaps God exists and is available even to nonbelievers. While you're experimenting in bed, whatever your spiritual condition, I dare you to add this into the mix.

Life With Joe, Before And After His Bipolar Diagnosis

Kathleen Maloney | Posted 11.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Maloney

The sad fact is that you don't have control over what someone else does. You can't force someone to do something they do not want to do. My husband refused to believe he had bipolar disorder. And in 2011, when he was diagnosed with stage IV cancer, he refused to believe that.

5 Signs Your Marriage Is On Shaky Ground

Posted 09.02.2014 | Divorce

Written by Sasha Brown Worsham on CafeMom’s blog, The Stir Ask any married couple and you will hear the same thing: Being married is not easy. L...

The Surprising Key Element in Happy Couples

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 10.08.2014 | Weddings
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

What do you think accounts for those who seem madly in love, versus couples who don't make it or seem miserable together?

15 Things Every Couple Should Talk About Before Getting Married

Wendy Atterberry | Posted 09.30.2014 | Weddings
Wendy Atterberry

I've been writing an advice column in some shape or form for close to 10 years now, and I can say with confidence that at least 75 percent of the letters I receive from married people are about issues that could have been avoided if the couples had better communicated their expectations about married life before tying the knot.

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

Paul Perkins | Posted 09.23.2014 | 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 09.02.2014 | 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 08.23.2014 | 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 07.29.2014 | 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 10.11.2014 | 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...