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5 Lessons I Learned From My Divorce (And Why Seth Adam Smith's Advice In 'Marriage Isn't for You' Doesn't Work)

Peggy Nolan | Posted 11.25.2014 | Divorce
Peggy Nolan

I made my first marriage all about my ex-husband. I tried to be the person he wanted me to be except what he wanted was always a moving target. Guess what? That's right -- after 19 years of tilting at windmills we became just another divorce statistic.

REVEALED: The Type Of Spouse Most Likely To Cheat

Posted 11.15.2013 | Divorce

Spouses who are insecure about their partner's commitment are more likely to be unfaithful, according to a new study. The results were published e...

Finding Your Lois Lane

Colin Liotta | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
Colin Liotta

Take note of the little things she likes to do. It's not about the money, it's about the memory. Fifty years down the road, she won't remember how much you spent on a fancy meal, but she'll remember that picnic you had after your hike.

What's Your Marriage Vibe? Rock, Classical or Tango?

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

Cultivate your own mojo and flaunt it as you glide across the carpet or hard wood floor. And when you near your life partner, remember the sheer blessing of knowing one another deeply.

35 Things You Absolutely Must Agree Upon Before Getting Married

Posted 11.11.2013 | Weddings

Written by Jeanne Sager for CafeMom’s, The Stir. Ask the experts what an engaged couple should discuss before they get married and you'll probabl...

'Marriage Isn't For You' Writer: Reaction Has Been 'Intense'

Posted 11.08.2013 | Weddings

The writer behind the viral blog post "Marriage Isn't For You" sat down with Huffington Post Live on Wednesday to explain the inspiration for the piec...

4 Reasons to Stay Married Even if You're Thinking About Divorce

Darryl A. Cobbin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings
Darryl A. Cobbin

There is a powerful blog on the Huffington Post by Seth Adam Smith entitled "Marriage Isn't for You." At its essence Seth shows us all how to be vu...

Young Singles, Seth Adam Smith's Marriage Advice Isn't for You

Wayne Self | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Wayne Self

There's a marriage advice post spreading across the Internet. It's called "Marriage Isn't for You," and it's full of sweet-sounding ideas, but I want you to take a closer look and really give some thought to the ideas that the author feels entitled to share as gospel after a year and a half of marriage.

A Good We Starts With a Good Me

Andrea Syrtash | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Syrtash

A true partnership is about meeting in the middle, figuring out what each person needs separately and together and finding a way to compromise. Nobody should be a martyr in marriage.

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.