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'I Was Married To A Sex Addict'

Posted 02.09.2014 | Divorce

Written by The Stir Bloggers on CafeMom's blog, The Stir Early on in a relationship, the sex is new and exciting and awesome. And you want it. All...

How A Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis Put My Marriage In Perspective

Posted 02.09.2014 | Weddings

By Diana Frustaci for I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2012. I was 27, turning 28 a few weeks later at the time, and engage...

The Type Of Infidelity Even Cheaters Won't Forgive

Posted 02.07.2014 | Divorce

Apparently, some types of cheating are worse than others. Victoria Milan, a dating site for people seeking affairs, surveyed 5,000 of their membe...

The Trickling Down of Washington Discord: Family Life Deeply Affected

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
SaraKay Smullens

The majority of Americans are disgusted and discouraged by dangerous stalemates throughout Washington power institutions, within and with each other. ...

Is It Ever Okay To Separate Around The Holidays? Experts Weigh In

Posted 11.25.2013 | Divorce

By Kelly Coleman for Getting divorced is hard whenever it happens. But a relationship that crumbles around the holidays can seem unbear...

Why Divorce Is Such An Isolating Experience

Tira Harpaz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Tira Harpaz

If you skim my Facebook page, with its sunny messages and abundant photos, you would probably think my life is a whirlwind of lectures, concerts, trips and museum visits. But while I have watched Beyoncé rock the Barclay Center and climbed to the top of Penobscot Mountain, Facebook doesn't tell the whole story, or even the most important part of my story.

The Biggest Relationship Problems, According To Readers

Posted 08.05.2013 | Divorce

When you're in a relationship that's on the outs, it can feel like you and your partner are the only couple dealing with your particular set of proble...

20 Marriage Problems Real Women Face

Posted 08.06.2013 | Divorce

Written by Ericka Souter on CafeMom's blog, The Stir There is one thing every married person will tell you: marriage is hard. Anyone in the midst ...

5 Surprising Emotions You'll Feel After Discovering An Affair

Posted 06.30.2013 | Divorce

By Scott Haltzman for If you're lucky, you'll never have to know what it's like to be the victim of infidelity. Still, the statistics...

Marriage Issues vs. Mother-in-Law Issues: Tips on How to Know the Difference

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 08.26.2013 | Weddings
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

Marriage, as wonderful as it can be, certainly has its challenges -- especially when you throw your relationship with your mother-in-law into the mix.

'I Ignored Every Single Red Flag... And Married Him Anyway'

Posted 05.20.2013 | Divorce

In a blog post earlier this month, writer Dani Alpert opened up about why she married her ex-husband when she knew she wasn't in love with him. An...

5 Words That Will Ruin Your Marriage

Posted 05.20.2013 | Divorce

By Julie Orlov for Words are powerful. They can cut you, heal you, inspire you, and stop you from certain actions. Learning the lang...

Nearly Half Of Moms Stress More About Husband Than Kids

Posted 05.15.2013 | Parents

There's no denying the fact that motherhood is stressful: According to a recent TODAY Moms survey, moms on average say their stress level is 8.5 out o...

4 Tips for Dealing With Marital Boredom

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

It's just possible that if you do some or all these things, your relationship and your life in general will become less boring and more exhilarating. It might also become more challenging and stimulating. But who knows? You might get to enjoy living on the edge.

Managing Marriage Stress Starts With Self

HeartMath LLC | Posted 06.25.2013 | Healthy Living
HeartMath LLC

To keep your marriage or long-term relationship low-stress, strong and happy, it's critical to learn to manage your attitudes and emotions and lead with your heart -- from that intelligent, self-secure place inside where wisdom, intuition and understanding reside.

5 Simple Ways To Election-Proof Your Marriage

Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq. | Posted 12.27.2012 | Weddings
Bari Zell Weinberger, Esq.

With the 2012 presidential race now reaching a fever pitch, it may sound like political opposites Donna and Frank don't have much in common. But as it turns out they do, and it's something major: Donna and Frank have been happily married for almost 50 years.

6 Reasons Marriage Counseling Is BS

Laura Doyle | Posted 12.12.2012 | Divorce
Laura Doyle

If you want to save your marriage, for the love of God, don't go to marriage counseling.

What Your Seemingly 'Normal' Husband May Be Hiding

Monique Honaman | Posted 09.30.2012 | Divorce
Monique Honaman

Around about the same time I got divorced, three other women I know also got divorced. Their husbands each had an affair. We joked -- sadly -- that it must have been something in the water.

The Weirdest Conversation I Ever Had With Another Couple

Ann Bauer | Posted 07.22.2012 | Weddings
Ann Bauer

She reveals monogamous marriage to be nothing more than an artificial construct, he went on, devised by society to keep people docile and in their place.

7 Ways To Avoid The #1 Reason For Divorce

Posted 05.17.2012 | Weddings

By Alex Veiga, Associated Press LOS ANGELES -- Newlyweds and couples moving toward marriage, take note. Love, as it turns out, is not all you need...

Secrets Of A (Gay) Marriage

Aly Windsor | Posted 07.01.2012 | Gay Voices
Aly Windsor

Because of our sexuality we felt additional pressure to appear publicly unbreakable. We knew that people in our own families, as well as many more strangers, would be pleased to see us, a queer couple with a young baby, break up. It made me sick to give those people that satisfaction.

What Time Apart Did To My Marriage

D. A. Wolf | Posted 05.11.2012 | Divorce
D. A. Wolf

Sometimes, years pass before we have that lightbulb moment -- noting situations we neither predicted nor imagined -- something like separate vacations or separate activities which, taken to an extreme, may lead to separate lives.

How To Prevent Your Job From Ruining Your Marriage

Marsha Temlock | Posted 01.03.2012 | Divorce
Marsha Temlock

Is your boss the reason you got divorced? I don't mean to imply a ménage a trios, but rather your workload got so heavy it out-weighed your marriage vows?

Why Your Marriage Can Endure More Hardship Than You Think

Beverly Willett | Posted 02.12.2012 | Weddings
Beverly Willett

"Marriage is dead," and "monogamy may be asking too much" were the headlines in 2011. But Lori Lowe, creator of the popular marriage blog, Marriage Gems, still says lasting bliss is possible.

Can You Spot A Highly Semi-Happy Marriage? | Pamela Haag | Posted 01.03.2012 | Fifty

Friends sometimes ask me about the signs of marriages on the brink. Can mere mortals, without credentials even!, predict which marriages are likely to...