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Couple Married 75 Years Shares Their Secret To Lasting Marriage

Posted 11.07.2013 | Weddings

After 75 years of wedded bliss, Morrie and Betty Markoff know a thing or two about making a marriage last. The secret to their success? Communication....

12 Lessons From The First Year Of Marriage

Posted 11.05.2013 | Weddings

Whether your first year of marriage was a walk in the park or a test of your relationship, there is no doubt that those first 12 months were a learnin...

Marriage... or a Life? Can You Have Both?

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

Although marriage creates a wonderful union of soul and heart, it challenges us to keep and sustain our individuality in the face of a gravitational pull that draws us toward oneness and unity.

What Is Real Love?

Gigi G. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Gigi G.

So next time you are with the one you love -- each day you have a chance -- give them this wonderful gift of acceptance. The gift of real love.

Study Says Wives Matter More When Resolving Marital Spats

Posted 12.05.2013 | Weddings

A new study out of UC Berkeley may have found the key to marital bliss. The research, published in the November 4 edition of "Emotion," found that ...

How To Discuss Finances With Your Partner Without Freaking Out

Posted 11.04.2013 | Weddings

By Dr. Amy Wenzel for YourTango.com Full disclosure: I can't discuss having "the financial talk" without discussing my own relationship! Although m...

NOLA Nuptials: A Dad's Eye View

Jeb Harrison | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
Jeb Harrison

How is it now possible that she and the young fella with the peach fuzz on his chin managed to engineer a destination wedding in NOLA, ferrying family and friends in from San Francisco, Seattle, Philly, Orlando, and Basalt (the center of the earth) to participate in mature adult activities?

I'm Married Without Kids -- and I Choose Not to Work

LearnVest | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
LearnVest

I'm 37 years old and married without kids -- and I haven't worked in four years. That feels like a confession. I didn't expect to be living like this in my 30s, but not working has worked out for me.

14 Tips for Fighting Fair With Your Partner

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Dr. Gail Gross

Healthy fighting begins with empathy. After all, this is your beloved with whom you are fighting. The empathic process is a positive way to disagree, problem solve and find compromise.

The Unlikely Inspiration For Norway's Plan To Lower Divorce Rates

Posted 11.01.2013 | Divorce

Faced with a divorce rate of about 40 percent, Norway is turning to an unlikely source to help keep couples hitched: Steve Carell and Tina Fey's 2010 ...

Want a Better Marriage? Think Twice About Date Nights

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

All the ingredients that go into a special night away -- the care, attention and devotion that come from pure choice and desire to rock your mate's life -- need to be part of your everyday mindset. Every day. Not part-time.

9 Lessons I've Learned From Fighting With My Husband

Tiana Brown | Posted 12.28.2013 | Weddings
Tiana Brown

The first two years of marriage are a tricky time for most couples. The high of the wedding is over and real life sets in. In our first year and a half of marriage we had more than our share of arguments, and none of them were pretty.

The Good Wife

Babette Hughes | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Babette Hughes

"Don't be somebody's wife," my mother said. "Look at Mary Ann Baxter, already set up in a grand apartment on Park Avenue in Manhattan." Mary Ann had been a model with me at Halle's before leaving for New York and sexual success. "Be an adventuress," she told me.

WATCH: Ron Howard Opens Up About His 40-Year Marriage

Posted 10.25.2013 | Weddings

Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard knows a thing or two about marriage. He wed his wife Cheryl Alley in 1975, and the couple has enjoyed a happ...

5 Ways You May Be Unwittingly Sabotaging Your Marriage

Darryl A. Cobbin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Darryl A. Cobbin

Before we begin predictions of how long Kim and Kanye's marriage will last, let's go over five blunders many married couples often struggle with that may unwittingly lead to divorce.

Laugh and the World Laughs With You, Snore and You Sleep Alone (Anonymous)

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

There are those who argue that sleeping separately is a sign of a troubled marriage. But, if a marriage is strong and consists of daily embracing, intimacy, kissing and words of love, sleeping separately will not endanger the relationship.

12 Terrible Pieces Of Marriage Advice

Posted 10.21.2013 | Divorce

There's no shortage of people wanting to give you relationship advice when you let on that your marriage is on the rocks. And as well-meaning as mo...

Long-Married Couple Reveals Secret To Their 75-Year Marriage

Posted 10.17.2013 | Weddings

Ralph and Tillie Lee Pullin are one of Georgia's longest-living married couples. The pair -- who tied the knot in 1938 -- recently celebrated their...

Date Night Ideas, From Jennifer Garner (WATCH)

Posted 10.16.2013 | MarloThomas

This week on Mondays With Marlo, Jennifer Garner said that if you're a busy parent, you need to get creative with date night! Sit down with a glass of...

Go to Your Favorite Restaurant and Get Naked

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

Let vulnerability reign in your life. Then and only then will you have a true chance to be seen and to know each other. Not the fake self with fake smiles and fake emotions.

Do We Really Have To Put A Ring On It?

Brittany Gibbons | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
Brittany Gibbons

We don't need to show people we're in a committed relationship by some ring, but rather by the way he rests his hand on my back in line at the theater without thinking, or the way we automatically put the armrest up between our airplane seats.

Sexually Incompetent Men: The Neutering Effect of Pornography

Stephen Arterburn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Stephen Arterburn

There is one huge side effect of pornography usage that Hugh Hefner and the Playboy Philosophy does not mention: Pornography neuters a lot of men.

13 Ways To Make Your Second Marriage Stronger

Posted 10.12.2013 | Divorce

Back in the day, Frank Sinatra assured us that "love is lovelier the second time around." And while we want to believe Ol' Blue Eyes, there's somethin...

Divorce Confidential: 5 Signs It's Time to Break Up With Your Divorce Attorney

Caroline Choi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

3. Your attorney makes unilateral decisions without your input or approval: While your attorney is knowledgeable about the legalities of your case, your input and approval is necessary because the decisions will affect your life.

7 Ways to Step Back From the Brink of Divorce

Darryl A. Cobbin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Darryl A. Cobbin

I'm going to make mistakes and I do my best to learn from them. I have forgiven myself because I believe that marriage is mostly about growth and growth requires change and change often comes with pain.