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11 Ways To Divorce-Proof Your Marriage

Posted 06.23.2014 | Divorce

By Terry Gaspard for DivorcedMoms.com What does it take to make a relationship last? Love? Passion? Respect? An ability to forgive? Certainly all o...

Travel: Why Wait for Milestones?

Chelsea Bond | Posted 06.19.2014 | Travel
Chelsea Bond

Paris holds a dear place in our hearts. Our first trip to the City of Lights held sentimental value with a proposal four years ago. We didn't feel like waiting another year to celebrate a five year milestone.

The Impact of Relationship Apps On Family Dynamics

Mark Baer | Posted 06.19.2014 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Marriage is a wonderful institution that affords couples significant psychological, emotional and financial benefits, in addition to being a commitmen...

10 Ways Wedding Planning Prepares You For Marriage

Posted 06.16.2014 | Weddings

By Sharon Naylor for Bridal Guide From the time you get engaged to your big day, with every decision you make and hurdle you overcome, you're putti...

Disagreeing on Discipline: How Parents Can Resolve Conflict and Present a Unified Front

KidsInTheHouse.com | Posted 06.13.2014 | Parents
KidsInTheHouse.com

Once upon a time, were you one of those couples who agreed on everything? You know the ones -- the pair everyone was jealous of, because you seemed so perfectly matched? Chances are, once you had kids, you had a rude awakening.

Here's One Step To A Happy Marriage

Leigh Koechner | Posted 06.13.2014 | Weddings
Leigh Koechner

I want my home to be the place that is filled with love, support and laughter. So, when the disconnect is weighing heavier than the good stuff, it's time for a regroup, reboot, retreat, or in this case, a couple's workshop.

This Could Determine If Your Next Relationship Is Healthy Or Not

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.13.2014 | Divorce

The divorce process is over, and you're looking to date again. Maybe another marriage is in your future. But you worry that the fallout from your divo...

The Problem With Date Night

Zsofi McMullin | Posted 06.12.2014 | Parents
Zsofi McMullin

Before we had a kid we didn't need date nights to have an adult conversation or a meal that lasted more than five minutes. But now, date nights have become a necessity and suddenly, we are back to the pressure of having to carry on a witty conversation, put on cute underwear and have sex.

3 Things You Should Know Before Getting Married

Tyler Ward | Posted 06.12.2014 | Weddings
Tyler Ward

We weren't supposed to be the ones in a perpetual fight. We were the couple who highlighted and dog-eared our marriage books. My wife was still my dream. Yet, something was missing. We both felt it. And we both wondered why.

Love Can Make You Blind

Jim Halfens | Posted 06.11.2014 | Divorce
Jim Halfens

Couples who decide to get married are usually focused on their romantic future. Maybe that is where the saying 'love makes us blind' comes from. But b...

This Is The One Piece Of Dating Advice You Should Ignore

Posted 06.11.2014 | Divorce

Written by Adriana Velez on CafeMom’s blog, The Stir There's a lot of bad marriage advice out there. I don't mean the bits of wisdom you get fr...

3 Reasons Why Being Away Is OK

Derrell Jamison | Posted 06.09.2014 | Weddings
Derrell Jamison

To most people, being in a relationship means that you have someone that is always there for you, a constant support system, and an indefinite friend to share experiences with. In the majority of cases, this is a worth-while set up, but for some of us it truly isn't all that simple.

Keeping The Spark Alive In A Marriage, From Alison Sweeney (VIDEO)

Posted 06.10.2014 | MarloThomas

After 14 happy years of marriage, "The Biggest Loser" Host Alison Sweeney and her husband David have learned the importance of setting aside time for ...

6 Things Young Brides Need To Know About Marriage

Lindsey Ellison | Posted 06.06.2014 | Weddings
Lindsey Ellison

At 24 years old, I thought I knew I was doing -- because when you're in your twenties, you think you are wise beyond your years. But after two children and 10 years of marriage, clearly I wasn't wise enough, as my "happily ever after" ended with divorce.

This Is Why You Should Always Say 'Thank You' To Compliments

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 06.05.2014 | Weddings

Sometimes it's the little things that can make a relationship last a lifetime, like telling your partner just how awesome they are. Soul Pancake's ...

The People Factor by Van Moody Book Review

Suna Senman | Posted 06.05.2014 | Books
Suna Senman

As there are certain laws of physics, like gravity, there are fundamental principles of relationships. This is the premise of The People Factor by Pastor Van Moody.

One Question You Need to Ask to Stop Fighting With Your Partner

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 06.05.2014 | Weddings
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

We are all headed into a a long, hopefully gorgeous summer. Maybe a vacation. Time together with our partners. Something sometimes we dread. Because we fear fighting.

Tony Dungy on Uncommon Marriage and Life After Coaching

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 06.04.2014 | Books
Marcus T. Wright

I had a chance to catch up with Tony Dungy to get some insight on the motivation behind Uncommon Marriage, the keys to the endurance of his own marriage, and how life has been after coaching in the NFL.

This One Simple Thing Makes For A Long-Lasting Marriage

Janie Porter | Posted 06.03.2014 | Weddings
Janie Porter

I'm still in the workout clothes that I sweated through at 6 a.m.. My hair hasn't been washed in days. I don't have time for this. But for some reason, one day last week, I did something different.

Why My Wife And I Gave Up On Sex -- And What Happened Next

John Kinnear | Posted 05.30.2014 | Parents
John Kinnear

We felt pressured to have sex. That pressure was making it difficult, not only to have sex, but to communicate in other areas of our life. We needed to change something.

What Makes a Woman a "Keeper"?

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 05.29.2014 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

Growing up in a house full of women, I've spent most of my life baffled by men's attitudes, behavior and psyches. Additionally, the vast majority of m...

10 Tips for Husbands to Help Them Understand Their Wives

Chrissy Kelly | Posted 05.28.2014 | Weddings
Chrissy Kelly

It's the best thing I've ever done in my whole entire life, and I'm so grateful to stay at home with them -- AND I'm exhausted. Exhilarated and exhausted. You can be both.

How the Story About the Lady and the Baskets Made Me a Better Spouse

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Earle McLeod

When life gets challenging, as it does in all long-term marriages, people often question whether or not they chose the right spouse.

Does Marrying Your Best Friend Make For A Happier Marriage?

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.20.2014 | Weddings

There is no recipe to finding "the one." Some people search for that person they can call both their best friend and partner, but for others, the frie...

If You Have Cold Feet Before Your Wedding, Read This

Daniela Tempesta, LCSW | Posted 07.20.2014 | Weddings
Daniela Tempesta, LCSW

Why is feeling unsure about marriage is not more normalized in our society? It seems that we tend to misperceive feelings of uncertainty as a predictor of failure, rather than seeing trepidation as a natural reaction to making any major life decision.