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10 Reasons Why A Dirty House Is Good For Your Marriage

Em & Lo | Posted 10.16.2014 | Weddings
Em & Lo

Dirty, messy houses can be annoying, stressful, and, yes, smelly. But sometimes, it simply can't be helped. And when it can't, stressing about your messy house just makes a bad day worse.

Reasons Why Trash-Talking Your Spouse Is Bad For Your Marriage

Melissa Chapman | Posted 10.16.2014 | Weddings
Melissa Chapman

Anything you say can and will be used against you. Your husband will store all these negative comments and will dredge them up every chance he gets. He will hold a grudge against you in regards to the comments.

There are 99 Problems With Marriage but the Size of an Engagement Ring is Not One

Jenny Triplett | Posted 10.16.2014 | Weddings
Jenny Triplett

There always seems to be a study regarding marriages, the cost of weddings and even divorces. With all of the possible variables that the human factor presents, what seems to be missing is good ol common sense.

Can This Long-Time Marriage Survive?

Dianne Harman | Posted 10.16.2014 | Fifty
Dianne Harman

Our long-time marriage has become a kind of dinosaur in this day and age where starter marriages have become the norm.

9 Pieces Of Advice Married Couples Wish They Had Known On Their Wedding Day

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 10.13.2014 | Weddings

No one wants to live their life in the world of "shoulda, coulda, woulda" -- especially when it comes to something as important as getting married. ...

10 Ways to Survive Midlife Dating

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 10.08.2014 | Divorce
Elaine Ambrose

If you're divorced, you realize something went wrong with your failed marriage. You can learn from the painful experience, get up again, adjust your crown and take another chance on finding midlife romance. Why not?

Why You Should Take A Babymoon

Lisa Stadnyk-Webb | Posted 10.08.2014 | Parents
Lisa Stadnyk-Webb

According to my mother, my whole life is a vacation. Did I really need a specific holiday just because a baby was coming?

10 Marriage Tips From People Who've Been There, Done That

Christine Gallagher | Posted 10.09.2014 | Divorce
Christine Gallagher

The best man stood up and made a speech with a blend of sage and humorous advice on how to have a good marriage. A few of the guests exchanged whispers about his qualifications for dispensing tips to the newlyweds. After all, his own marriage had recently ended in divorce.

13 Simple Tricks To A Long And Happy Marriage

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 10.07.2014 | Weddings

It's no secret that marriage takes work. After all, we're only human, and humans make mistakes, have bad days and sometimes even forget to load the di...

7 Things No Spouse Should Be Expected To Do

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 09.30.2014 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

This has nothing to do with being able to bake a soufflé, or adhere to a budget, or be cheerful about putting your cranky toddler to bed. The main thing no spouse can be expected to do is... live up to all of your dreams.

Felicity Huffman And William H. Macy Went Years Without Doing This In Bed

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 09.30.2014 | Weddings

There's no doubt that Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy are one of Hollywood's most adorable couples, but how do they make the relationship work in...

Awful '50s Marriage Advice Shows What Our Mothers And Grandmothers Were Up Against

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 09.26.2014 | Weddings

"Of course, she herself was largely responsible for [her husband's] infidelity."

What Happens When You Don't 'Water' Your Marriage

OWN | Posted 09.25.2014 | OWN

Wife and mother Kasiopia is a self-described superwoman. From raising her 3-year-old to managing her career, she keeps a tight schedule. Though she do...

5 Things Men Can Do To Save Their Marriages

Brian Horn | Posted 09.23.2014 | Divorce
Brian Horn

How many times have you thought about how lovely her hair looks or how she is so patient with the children, but you forgot to say it out loud? Increase the number of compliments you give by practicing saying positive things instead of just thinking them.

Turns Out, 'Happy Wife, Happy Life' Is Pretty Dead On

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 09.22.2014 | Weddings

There's all sorts of antiquated marriage advice out there, but it turns out that there's one relationship trope that actually holds true: "Happy wife,...

The 10 Best Things About Married Sex

Em & Lo | Posted 09.24.2014 | Weddings
Em & Lo

Married sex is the red-headed stepchild of the booty world -- at least, according to TV and movies. In that world, married sex is played for laughs, whereas all the other kinds of sex -- casual sex, new sex, cheating sex, ex sex -- get the sultry soundtrack and rumpled sheets.

'Marriage Is Not What I Thought It Would Be'

Akirah Robinson | Posted 11.18.2014 | Weddings
Akirah Robinson

The second year of our marriage was the hardest year of my life. Dan and I faced many challenges together and really struggled in our relationship. Though I'm much more hopeful about our future today than I was three months ago, I know we still have some work ahead of us.

Practice Humor. Because Crying and Eating Is Funny.

Ann Imig | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
Ann Imig

Have you ever tried to cry and eat at the same time? It's difficult, but possible. Recently, I watched a sad Internet video and I cried... while continuing to eat my delicious Oats N' More directly from the box.

What Do Women Want From Love and Marriage?

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 11.17.2014 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

Even in the twenty-first century, when ideas about the nature of modern families have changed, many notions about marriage remain the same.

With a Conscience: Love's Labor Lost?

Claudia King | Posted 11.15.2014 | Weddings
Claudia King

Someone very close to me, whom I love more than life itself, is getting married soon, and as I think of him, I can't help thinking about my own marriage. Life changes on a dime, and although marriage came later to me than most, change was eminent.

Mindfulness And Marriage

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 11.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

By cultivating tolerance for our own feelings, and softening to one another rather than constricting, healthy and mindful marriages have a fighting chance.

Here's What Marriage Advice Looked Like In 1893

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 09.11.2014 | Weddings

It's not uncommon that as we get older, friends and family start doling out advice for our future (sometimes hypothetical) marriages. "Find a man that...

15 Truthful Reasons Men Want To Get Married

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 09.10.2014 | Weddings

If movies and TV shows are to be believed, men only settle down when a woman forces it on them with an ultimatum. But as we all know, that's not re...

60 Years Together

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 11.06.2014 | Weddings
William B. Bradshaw

There are many other attributes that need to be added to the foundation of love for a marriage to be filled with happiness that lasts for as long as the two people live.

What You Need to Know to Save Your Marriage

Mitchell H. Saskin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Weddings
Mitchell H. Saskin

We are all striving, in a relationship, to be more fully connected to another person. When we feel that connection, we know we are part of something bigger than ourselves. This lesson is one of the most important gifts that relationships can bestow.