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Marriage Advice

'Marriage Is Not What I Thought It Would Be'

Akirah Robinson | Posted 09.18.2014 | Weddings
Akirah Robinson

The second year of our marriage was the hardest year of my life. Dan and I faced many challenges together and really struggled in our relationship. Though I'm much more hopeful about our future today than I was three months ago, I know we still have some work ahead of us.

Practice Humor. Because Crying and Eating Is Funny.

Ann Imig | Posted 09.18.2014 | Parents
Ann Imig

Have you ever tried to cry and eat at the same time? It's difficult, but possible. Recently, I watched a sad Internet video and I cried... while continuing to eat my delicious Oats N' More directly from the box.

What Do Women Want From Love and Marriage?

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 09.17.2014 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

Even in the twenty-first century, when ideas about the nature of modern families have changed, many notions about marriage remain the same.

With a Conscience: Love's Labor Lost?

Claudia King | Posted 09.15.2014 | Weddings
Claudia King

Someone very close to me, whom I love more than life itself, is getting married soon, and as I think of him, I can't help thinking about my own marriage. Life changes on a dime, and although marriage came later to me than most, change was eminent.

Mindfulness And Marriage

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 09.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

By cultivating tolerance for our own feelings, and softening to one another rather than constricting, healthy and mindful marriages have a fighting chance.

Here's What Marriage Advice Looked Like In 1893

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 09.11.2014 | Weddings

It's not uncommon that as we get older, friends and family start doling out advice for our future (sometimes hypothetical) marriages. "Find a man that...

15 Truthful Reasons Men Want To Get Married

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 09.10.2014 | Weddings

If movies and TV shows are to be believed, men only settle down when a woman forces it on them with an ultimatum. But as we all know, that's not re...

60 Years Together

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 09.08.2014 | Weddings
William B. Bradshaw

There are many other attributes that need to be added to the foundation of love for a marriage to be filled with happiness that lasts for as long as the two people live.

What You Need to Know to Save Your Marriage

Mitchell H. Saskin | Posted 09.05.2014 | Weddings
Mitchell H. Saskin

We are all striving, in a relationship, to be more fully connected to another person. When we feel that connection, we know we are part of something bigger than ourselves. This lesson is one of the most important gifts that relationships can bestow.

Got a Communication Problem With Your Spouse? Try These 6 Tips

Darryl A. Cobbin | Posted 09.05.2014 | Weddings
Darryl A. Cobbin

Your marriage can be made or broken by how well or poorly you communicate. While we all know this to be true, somehow we still fail miserably at the art of communication with those we love most.

Here's How Many People Check Their S.O.'s Cell Phone

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 09.04.2014 | Divorce

Let's be honest -- anyone who has ever been in a relationship has probably thought about doing a little snooping, whether it's a sneak peak at an S.O....

21 Secrets To A Happy Marriage

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 09.04.2014 | Weddings

Everyone walks down the aisle dreaming of their happily ever after, but maintaining a happy marriage is often easier said than done. A Reddit threa...

The #1 Question Cheaters Should Ask Themselves

Lindsey Ellison | Posted 09.03.2014 | Divorce
Lindsey Ellison

As long as you continue to rely on someone else to give you a sense of purpose and belonging, no relationship will ever work out. So ask yourself, 'Have I found my purpose in life?' Until you find your purpose, you will never be happy in any relationship.

19 Pieces Of Marriage Advice From People Who Think About Love All Day Long

Posted 09.02.2014 | Weddings

By Kellee Khalil for Lover.ly We reached out to our wedding blogger pals to get their best tips for a happy marriage. Read on for what they had to ...

How To Avoid Making The Same Relationship Mistakes Over And Over Again

DivorcedMoms.com | Terry Gaspard | Posted 08.30.2014 | Divorce

By Terry Gaspard for DivorcedMoms.com Do you ever wonder if you’ll get out from under the shadow of past relationships? It’s not uncommon for p...

33 Things I Learned From Being Married Three Times

Michelle Combs | Posted 08.28.2014 | Divorce
Michelle Combs

My husband and I had our 17th wedding anniversary this year and I am thrilled that this marriage did not tank like the first two did. I don't know if I got better at marriage or just tired. I have learned a few things from my multiple marriages, and I would like to impart this wisdom to you.

Can We Enjoy the Rest of Our Lives Loving the Same Person?

John McElhenney | Posted 08.25.2014 | Divorce
John McElhenney

Could I have loved my wife forever? In this moment, thinking of the time just before she told me she'd already consulted with a divorce attorney, I have an unequivocal yes. I was still madly, somewhat painfully, in love with my wife of 11 years, and single partner for 13 years.

11 Signs You're With The Person You Should Marry

YourTango | Posted 08.28.2014 | Weddings

By Dr. Tina Tessina for YourTango.com Do men have biological clocks? Yes, they do! A man can feel the need to grow up and have a family, especially...

Couple Married 70 Years Has The Sweetest 'How We Met' Story

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 08.21.2014 | Weddings

Not many couples get to celebrate their platinum wedding anniversary. That's 70 long (but hopefully wonderful!) years of marriage. As of Tuesday, ...

The One Thing Marriage and Divorce Should Share

Michelle Crosby | Posted 08.19.2014 | Divorce
Michelle Crosby

Couples consistently try to skip straight to the paperwork. We do our best to ignore the complex emotions swirling around our split in favor of just "filing divorce papers." The problem here is divorce, like marriage, is not about the paperwork, it's about a significant life transition.

What Watching The Bachelor Has Taught Me About My Marriage

Leslie Rasmussen | Posted 08.18.2014 | Women
Leslie Rasmussen

My husband may not whisk me off to another country where he wants to scale the side of a mountain and then slowly repel down so we can bond over our fear of heights, but he does work hard, remember to give the dog her pills and calls me on his way home from work.

17 Things Married People Want Newlyweds To Know

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 08.15.2014 | Weddings

Getting married is quite possibly the biggest commitment two people can ever make to each other -- but how do you make sure that promise lasts a lifet...

The 2 Simple Words That Will Improve Your Marriage

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 08.14.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

My husband has a lot more patience than I do. So he does a lot of the things around the house that require that particular virtue.

Here's Why Dads Should Think Twice Before Arguing With Their Wives

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 08.13.2014 | Divorce

It's known that when parents argue, it has a negative effect on their kids. Now, new research suggests that it's the father's relationship with his ch...

Why So Many Women Are Divorcing Fabulous, Faithful Husbands

Randi Gunther | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
Randi Gunther

Not so many years ago, married men had the freedom to live by one set of rules away from home, and a different set at the hearth. Because they held the power to distribute resources however they wished, they could decide what and when to share them. As women have become legitimate wage earners with more powerful voices, they have challenged their chosen partners.