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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...

'I Didn't Love My Wife When We Got Married'

Elad Nehorai | Posted 11.11.2013 | Weddings
Elad Nehorai

Now that I've tried to change the way I look at love, the more I become shocked at the messages of love I had gotten when I was younger.

6 Marriage Problems That Are Blessings In Disguise

Posted 09.11.2013 | Weddings

Written by Sasha Brown-Worsham on CaféMom’s blog, The Stir. When you get married, you vow to love that person in sickness and health, for better...

Daniel Craig And Rachel Weisz's Marriage Secret Revealed

Posted 09.10.2013 | Weddings

"Skyfall" actor Daniel Craig and his wife of two years, actress Rachel Weisz, understand the importance of unplugging -- especially in the bedroom. ...

Women and Sex: What They Really Want

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 11.08.2013 | Weddings
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

Women and sex. More complex than higher math. Full of mystery, beautiful mystery. Like a universe with all kinds of galaxies, known and unknown, inhabited by bright stars that twinkle and light up the sky and sometimes shoot like comets piercing the ambient dark.

10 Things I've Learned About Love After 10 Years of Marriage

Posted 09.10.2013 | Weddings

By Sasha Emmons for iVillage. Last week was my 10th wedding anniversary. Ten years and a few pounds ago, my husband and I stood before our loved on...

The Truth About Sexless Marriages

Posted 09.09.2013 | Weddings

By Laura Seldon for GalTime Sex is one of those topics we’re all constantly thinking about, reading about, and even acting out… but not necessa...

'My Husband Told Me To Flirt With Other Men'

Posted 09.12.2013 | Weddings

By Georgia Lowe of The Gaggle for “Go for it!” he said. “Flirting is fun. It feels great.” We were talking about how I have ...

How to Keep Family Happy so You and Your Fiancée Can Love the Process?

Sharon Sacks | Posted 11.06.2013 | Weddings
Sharon Sacks

Everyone wants to be a part of joyous celebration. To avoid hurt feelings, try to involve your family as much as possible. Allow them to give their input without overpowering your own decisions.

Paula Patton Dishes On Her Marriage To Robin Thicke

Posted 09.05.2013 | Weddings

By Cindy Pearlman for Hey, hey, hey! You know you want it ... Paula Patton spilling on her marriage to high school sweetheart Robin T...

Who's the Boss -- In Bed?

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 11.03.2013 | Weddings
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

So how do you become the boss, commander and chief? The magician that makes the mundane disappear, the ordinary slip out of sight and pulls spirited romance out of your lover's hat? You.

The Biggest Sacrifice I Made For Love

Posted 09.03.2013 | Weddings

By Amelia Mularz for When the words "sacrifice" and "love" pop up in the same sentence, it's hard not to think back to a certain Kate...

Is Forever Feasible?

Beverly Willett | Posted 10.27.2013 | Divorce
Beverly Willett

Despite news reports that marriage is in deep trouble in the U.S., Brigham Young University Professor Alan J. Hawkins says that marriage is not dead.

Love Junkies? Or Lovers Attuned in Heart and Soul?

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 10.27.2013 | Weddings
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

We seek love -- desire it more than gold. Sometimes put it on a shrine and bow down before the throne of "Please love me forever." But when do we need it too much?

How to Prevent an Unhealthy 'Second-Act'... Marriage II Pointers

Deborah Hecker, Ph.D. | Posted 10.27.2013 | Divorce
Deborah Hecker, Ph.D.

In a healthy partnership, it takes three to tango -- two "I's" and a "we." The notion of "we" is talked about all the time, but often the strength of the "I's" are overlooked.

Life in the Empty Nest

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 10.27.2013 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

Our nest is different, but it is not empty. All the good stuff is still here: love and hope and joy and laughter. It feels a lot like it did in our 20's, when it was just the two of us. But this time, we know that these days will not last forever and that we are only passing through.

How Couples Can Get to Divorce -- Real Fast!

Douglas LaBier | Posted 10.26.2013 | Divorce
Douglas LaBier

The path to meaningful connection and growth over time -- as opposed to the businesslike, roommate-like relationship that many couples settle into -- isn't easy.

5 Marriage Mistakes That Lead To Divorce

Posted 08.26.2013 | Divorce

By Anita Yok Sim Ho for In marriage it's common sense advice to treat one another with respect and share love. But some are not so su...

Marriage and the Golden Rule

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 10.24.2013 | Good News
William B. Bradshaw

The call came at about 11:00 p.m. on a Friday evening. The caller, a woman, in a rather excited voice said, "Please, come see us." And then I could ...

Divorced Man's Awesome Marriage Advice Goes Viral

Posted 08.26.2013 | Divorce

Marriage is a lot of work, but unfortunately, that's a lesson many of us don't fully grasp until it's too late. In late July, newly divorced motiva...

What Happened When I Had Sex Every Day For A Year

Brittany Gibbons | Posted 10.22.2013 | Women
Brittany Gibbons

The fact is, I am horrible at intimacy. I come from a family of non-huggers and I sometimes hate my body, so yeah, recipe for Temple Grandin hug machine. My husband is gorgeous and very, very sexy, but the issues we were having in the sack were all me.

10 Conversations You Need To Have Before The Wedding

Posted 08.22.2013 | Weddings

Couples that communicate openly and effectively tend to have stronger, more successful marriages. And some conversations -- about things like kids, mo...

Forget the Children, Let's Talk Marriage

Cara McDonough | Posted 10.21.2013 | Parents
Cara McDonough

Giving marital advice, in this day and age, seems boring. Old-fashioned, almost. Lots of couples live together first -- we did -- and what can you say that's remotely helpful? Besides, you know, "Remember to go on date nights!"

9 People Reveal Their Deepest Marriage Fears

Posted 08.21.2013 | Weddings

Getting married -- however exciting and wonderful it may be -- is a major life decision that can also spark fear and doubt. Have you found the "right...