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Marital Problems

Dear Family Whisperer: Letting Him Do the Small Stuff HIS Way

Melinda Blau | Posted 08.15.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

A lot of women complain about their husbands not doing things their way. They also tend to blow those differences out of proportion. The result, sadly, is that husbands, fearing criticism, often do less and less, a situation that leads to "chore wars."

10 Signs Your Marriage Is On Shaky Ground

Mari Lyles | Posted 07.16.2014 | Divorce
Mari Lyles

If any of these weeds are cropping up in your marital garden, and you want to keep your marriage, try tackling the problem now, before these weeds becomes full grown bushes.

Dear Family Whisperer: How to Make Him Listen When You Need to Talk

Melinda Blau | Posted 07.07.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

If you share childcare and housework, bravo! Many women would envy you. But also give your partner a chance to do his share of the emotional work.

When Baby Naming Becomes a Negotiation

Darryle Pollack | Posted 06.23.2014 | Parents
Darryle Pollack

I was a compromiser married to a world class control freak, and I tried not to be putty in his hands. Naming our daughter went down to the wire, narrowly beating out her delivery.

How to Stop Resenting Your Spouse After Having a Baby

Suzanne Barston | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Suzanne Barston

Between hormones, physical discomfort after birth and a complete upheaval of your daily routine, it's perfectly normal to feel resentful of a partner who gets to walk about pain-free without breastmilk-stained shirts or a child clinging to his body.

One Question You Need to Ask to Stop Fighting With Your Partner

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 08.05.2014 | Weddings
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

We are all headed into a a long, hopefully gorgeous summer. Maybe a vacation. Time together with our partners. Something sometimes we dread. Because we fear fighting.

5 Things To Do When Your Kid's Marriage Is On The Rocks

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Julie Weingarden Dubin | Posted 05.16.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com The fighting, the constant sarcasm, the dirty looks—all marriages hit turbulence, but when it's your adult children...

The Bedroom Mistake That Adds Distance To A Relationship

OWN | Posted 05.07.2014 | OWN

Felisha and Don, a couple from just outside Detroit, have been married for 13 years and are in the midst of a relationship crisis. Their past mistakes...

'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 YourTango.com 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 GalTime.com 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 YourTango.com 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 YourTango.com 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.