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Marriage Advice

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 GalTime.com 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 YourTango.com 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 YourTango.com 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 YourTango.com Anna Faris wasn't quite ready to return to work so soon after having son Jack, who turned 1 on August 25. But sta...

3 Common Mistakes Women Make In The Bedroom

Posted 10.01.2013 | Divorce

By GalTime.com Who doesn't need to spice up their bedroom routine every once in a while? You love your partner and assume he'll initiate sex, so it...

When the Beauty of Marriage Turns Ugly

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 11.24.2013 | Weddings
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

Love turns to despair and oftentimes even hate, like a chameleon that posed as hope and now wears the face of struggle and sure defeat. Love fades and dies. Our hurt grows and we need answers.

Simple Tips For A Happy Relationship

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gail Gross

These are the things we do when we first begin to date, the fun things that keep us in a state of anticipation and relaxation. This is something that one can do to keep that sense of excitement and expectation alive.

5 Things No One Tells You About Getting Married

Raquel Kelley | Posted 11.20.2013 | Weddings
Raquel Kelley

And in the end, all of those fairy tales we've read as brides have caused us to build castles that only crumble. But if you go into any situation with a more realistic perspective, you can say forget the fairytale -- I'll write my own story.

Jeff Bridges' Surprising Take On Infidelity

Posted 09.19.2013 | Divorce

In an interview with GQ published in its October issue, Oscar-winner Jeff Bridges weighs in on a touchy topic: infidelity. And considering he's been m...

How Far We Drift Apart -- Reclaiming Love in Marriage

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 11.16.2013 | Weddings
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

Easy to drift. In relationships and in life. Like an unanchored boat finding its way across a lake, we end up in places we didn't intend to go. Wouldn't have chosen. But there we are.

The Trick To Maintaining A Long And Successful Marriage, From Alan Alda (WATCH)

Posted 09.17.2013 | MarloThomas

When I asked Alan Alda how he and his wife have maintained a long and successful marriage in the spotlight, he joked "The trick is to move out of Holl...

Engaged Couples' Biggest Challenge

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 11.16.2013 | Weddings
Dr. Peggy Drexler

The billion dollar wedding industry sells engagement as a time of sweep trains, fondants, and last hurrahs in Vegas. But engagement is just as likely to be remembered for stress-induced meltdowns, battles over money and control, and family dynamics gone horribly wrong.

Why I Gave My Wife Permission To Flirt With Other Men

Posted 09.13.2013 | Weddings

A wandering eye can get married people in trouble, but what if your spouse encouraged you to flirt? That's exactly what happened to Georgia Lowe, w...