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Marriage Advice

Saying 'I Love You'

Jennifer Cullen | Posted 12.17.2014 | Women
Jennifer Cullen

My husband and I are a demonstrative bunch. We kiss and hug every morning when he comes downstairs to go to work. (I am always the first up.) And we do the same every time one of us walks back in the house from being gone.

Why People Need People: The Myth of Solitude

Jenev Caddell | Posted 12.17.2014 | Small Business
Jenev Caddell

"We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone." - Orson Welles That quote pretty much sums up the mainstream ideology that I see on a regular basis.

13 Unconventional Signs Your S.O. Is Really, Truly Into You

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 12.16.2014 | Weddings

Whether you've been together a few years or a few decades, you'll always remember the moment you knew that your significant other was into you -- real...

What I Got For Hanukkah Was A Reality Check

Alisa Schindler | Posted 12.16.2014 | Parents
Alisa Schindler

We met at 15, started dating seriously at 19, got married at 27 and have been married for over 15 years. We know each other. Well. Still, I'm starting to wonder if I'm okay with the fact that the majority of our time together is spent doing our own thing.

36 Things I Know After 36 Years Of Marriage

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 12.15.2014 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

This week, my husband and I will celebrate our 36th anniversary. Some years we've gotten dressed-up and gone out to dinner. Other years we've simply marked the day with a kiss. That's what marriage is: richer, poorer, good times and bad. Each year with its surprises and challenges, its hard fought lessons, its moments of sweetness.

8 Surprising (And Scientifically Proven) Things That Lead To A Lasting Marriage

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 12.15.2014 | Weddings

Finding and keeping a lifelong love can feel like a crapshoot. No matter how madly in love you may be, maintaining a marriage is never easy. And while...

Hey, Ladies, This Conservative Blogger Wants You To Stop 'Destroying Your Husband'

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.12.2014 | Weddings

A piece about how to stop destroying your husband and your marriage has elicited plenty of attention this week, with some slamming the advice as compl...

The Truth About The Honeymoon Phase

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 12.12.2014 | Weddings

If it feels like the beginning of your marriage was a blissful extension of your wedding party before "real life" set in, you're probably right. New r...

How I Blew Up My Job, Killed My Marriage And Still Lived Happily Ever After

Tim Peek | Posted 12.08.2014 | Fifty
Tim Peek

My path away from marital meltdown began in the smoking pile of rubble that was my final workplace implosion. It was 1 a.m. and after months of 18-hour days launching a new show, I exploded: screaming, throwing things and threatening people. In front of a large audience on the production floor of 30 Rock, I bottomed out with a loud, messy splat.

4 Red Flags You Should Never Ignore When Dating

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 12.05.2014 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

Over and over, when it comes to marriage the elders point to decisions that completely ignore the evidence and show bad judgment. They believe there are a set of signs so strong and compelling that they tell you to get out of the relationship. However many people ignore the clear warnings and get married -- and, the elders tell us, live through a horrendous period suffering the consequences of that dumb decision.

Why Bother Getting Married?

Alexis Meads | Posted 12.05.2014 | Weddings
Alexis Meads

Many people think that the way they feel in the beginning of a relationship will be captured forever if they get married. Or that marriage can be their sole source of happiness. Most people who've been married for awhile will tell you this isn't the case.

What All Husbands And Wives Really Need This Holiday Season

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 12.03.2014 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

Recognize and accept that you are two separate people. As such you will think differently, see things differently and, consequently, respond differently to almost everything. Though we all have our preferences, there's no right way to be.

It Really Was Love At First Sight For This Couple Married 72 Years

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 12.07.2014 | Weddings

After 72 years of marriage, Peter and Mary Funk are still deeply, madly in love. “Even today when Dad walks into the room, Mom will say, ‘Ah, ...

6 Signs Your Partner Is Marriage Material

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 12.01.2014 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

Who we choose to marry is one of the most important and costliest decisions a person will make, yet it's not uncommon for lovers to make errors in judgment.

Why I Ditched My Plan To Ditch My Husband

Meg Dennison | Posted 12.05.2014 | Fifty
Meg Dennison

I don't know exactly when I decided to ditch my husband, but my plan was to be free of him as soon as our youngest child graduated from high school. Now, a few years later, we're thriving together.

18 Reasons To Be Grateful For Your Spouse This Year And Every Year

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 11.27.2014 | Weddings

When life gets busy (and isn't it always?), we sometimes forget to take a step back from it all and reflect on the things that really matter. That'...

Kendra Wilkinson: What Makes You Stay With a Cheater?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 11.24.2014 | Entertainment
Dr. Jane Greer

It is impossible to know what goes on between two people, and what intricacies and intimacies might sustain them in the face of hurtful, dishonest, deceptive behavior. There are some clear-cut motivations, though, that keep people from calling it quits.

Yagana Shah

11 Things People Over 50 Wish They'd Done Differently At 25

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.19.2014 | Fifty

Call it life experience or the school of hard knocks, by 50 we all have the hindsight to know which decisions were good ones and which decisions were,...

Finding Yourself Before Finding 'The One'

Kate Endres | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Kate Endres

I'm constantly finding a disconnect between the ultimate idea of "the one" compared to the one I'm actually with.

This Marriage Comes With 'Features'

Lisa Page Rosenberg | Posted 11.18.2014 | Weddings
Lisa Page Rosenberg

In my friend Karen's family, they refer to each other's (often annoying) quirks as "features." I asked Mr. Rosenberg about my quirks. I thought he might name a few endearing little habits. Instead, I heard a list of my "features."

15 Pieces Of Marriage Advice For A Guy About To Pop The Question

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 11.18.2014 | Weddings

No matter how rock-solid you think your relationship is before tying the knot, nothing really prepares you for life as husband and wife like marriage ...

What I Finally Figured Out After 25 Years Of Marriage

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 11.24.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Being happily married is not the same thing as being happy all the time. Being happily married is understanding that marriage is a contract and a commitment. Being happily married is putting the success of the marriage above either person's individual needs or desires. The marriage has to be bigger than either person.

19 Pieces Of Wedding Advice From Married People Who've Been There

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 11.13.2014 | Weddings

They say hindsight is 20/20 and that's certainly true when it comes to wedding planning. When you're in the thick of it, it's easy to get bogged do...

Does This Word Terrify You?

Mary-Lou Stephens | Posted 11.13.2014 | Women
Mary-Lou Stephens

Often, I felt like a trapped animal. My partner was getting too close. It terrified me. And that's the way I'd acted in many of my previous relationships: Fight or flight.

4 Ways Creating Shared Meaning Can Improve Your Marriage

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 11.13.2014 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

Creating daily or weekly rituals will enable you to spend quality time together. Carve out time to be together so you don't become "two ships passing in the night." Focus on spending time doing enjoyable activities that bring you both pleasure.