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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.

The Real Culprit Behind Infidelity

Tracy Schorn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Tracy Schorn

I'd like to give a shout out for monogamy. It's really been maligned of late, called "unnatural" or worse -- hegemonic and bossy. It gets blamed for infidelity and divorce. Oh the Terrible Societal Pressure of Monogamy!

What Would Have Been Our 30th Wedding Anniversary

Sally Fay | Posted 12.08.2013 | Divorce
Sally Fay

We are living in very self-centered times. Marriage vows involve someone else who may not turn out to be what you want as you turn the corners in your life's journey. Long term marriages are talked away like there is a "good until" date on a person.

The Fog of the Heart

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

Love of self and especially love of your soul-mate and best friend. The guy you married. The woman you pursued, chased and won over. These are the awakenings that really matter. Find them. Embrace them.

Ask the Drama Queen

Brooke Lewis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Brooke Lewis

Trevor: My best friend is a girl. My wife, for the most part, is fine with this. There have never been any feelings beyond friendship. However, recent...

8 Things to Do With a Mate on a Fall Date

Jenny Triplett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Style
Jenny Triplett

Being aware of your mood shifts and the need to feed the addiction for affection is vital. Here are eight ways mates can spice it up in the wonderful season of browns and oranges.

Love Advice From Celebrities and Other Influential People

Hilary Sheinbaum | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Hilary Sheinbaum

Despite however little real estate is left on my refrigerator for save-the-date/engagement photo cards, I now have a greater capacity and patience upon hearing love advice -- from famous faces to my own family members and friends -- without taking personal offense.

The Un-Sexy Conversations All Engaged Couples Should Have

Posted 10.03.2013 | Weddings

Listen up, engaged couples of the world: If you want your marriage to last a lifetime, there are some decidedly un-sexy conversations you need to have...

What's the Best Way to 'Win' an Argument?

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

While it may seem counter-intuitive, the most effective way to "win" with respect to this common scenario of desiring more warmth and affection would sound something more like an effort to lose or to at least pitch to the other's strengths.

The Common Behavior That Can Destroy Your Marriage

Posted 10.03.2013 | Divorce

By Signe Whitson, LSW for One of my favorite stories about passive aggressive behavior in a marriage goes like this: “Cash, check ...

Moving From Addiction to Life, Liberation and Love

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 11.29.2013 | Weddings
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

Find your path. The one marked by a resurgent love for self-care and love for others. A path that connects with a deeper faith and consciousness that your story matters. Cared for and cultivated from above.

What Marcella Hazan Taught Me About Marriage

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
Danielle Crittenden

Marcella Hazan's Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking features a photograph of Marcella and her husband arm-in-arm, smiling and touching each other in a way that suggests many years of happy intimacy. Newly married, we both wanted to be that couple some day.

20 Things All Women Should Do Before Getting Married

Posted 10.03.2013 | Weddings

Written by Maressa Brown on CafeMom’s blog, The Stir. Growing up, we all imagined what our life would look like once we hit the big 3-0, once we ...

The Secret To Divorce-Proofing Your Marriage

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 11.30.2013 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

Shame and fear are two of the main reasons why couples get entrenched in power struggles. It may be the lack of emotional attunement that comes from not showing vulnerability that can lead many couples down the path to divorce.

How A Blissfully Bored Forever-Married Couple Learned To Hold Hands Again

Candy Schulman | Posted 11.30.2013 | Fifty
Candy Schulman

It's impossible to explain the evolution of a long-term marriage to an 18-year-old. I once vowed to never turn into the marriage of my parents. And I remember the shock when my mother told me, 'Your father and I still make love.' She was in her seventies.

5 Ways To Keep Married Sex Exciting

Posted 09.30.2013 | Weddings

By Mary Jo Rapini for Current television programs, magazine articles, movies and music don't represent marriage very well. The area t...

Everything You Need To Know About Planning A Second Wedding

Posted 09.30.2013 | Divorce

Courtesy of Bridal Guide Remarrying? Worried about doing it "right"? Here's everything you need to know. Planning your second wedding should be ...

25 Secrets To A Lasting Marriage

Posted 09.29.2013 | Weddings

By Julie D. Andrews for These real-life couples have been in the marriage trenches and they're still laughing, smiling and having a b...

Anna Faris Opens Up About Her Marriage And Family

Posted 09.27.2013 | Weddings

By Gerri Miller for Anna Faris wasn't quite ready to return to work so soon after having son Jack, who turned 1 on August 25. But sta...