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What I Finally Figured Out After 25 Years Of Marriage

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 11.24.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Being happily married is not the same thing as being happy all the time. Being happily married is understanding that marriage is a contract and a commitment. Being happily married is putting the success of the marriage above either person's individual needs or desires. The marriage has to be bigger than either person.

19 Pieces Of Wedding Advice From Married People Who've Been There

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 11.13.2014 | Weddings

They say hindsight is 20/20 and that's certainly true when it comes to wedding planning. When you're in the thick of it, it's easy to get bogged do...

Does This Word Terrify You?

Mary-Lou Stephens | Posted 11.13.2014 | Women
Mary-Lou Stephens

Often, I felt like a trapped animal. My partner was getting too close. It terrified me. And that's the way I'd acted in many of my previous relationships: Fight or flight.

4 Ways Creating Shared Meaning Can Improve Your Marriage

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 11.13.2014 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

Creating daily or weekly rituals will enable you to spend quality time together. Carve out time to be together so you don't become "two ships passing in the night." Focus on spending time doing enjoyable activities that bring you both pleasure.

The 12 Wedding Vows Your Divorce Attorney Would Write for You

Krista Barth | Posted 11.12.2014 | Divorce
Krista Barth

I have had the privilege and pleasure of representing some amazing people over the last 21 years who just could not make it work. Some really hardworking, big-hearted, intelligent, successful and beautiful people (inside and out) have been my clients.

5 Foolproof Ways To Make Your Marriage Last

Suzanne Stavert | Posted 11.10.2014 | Fifty
Suzanne Stavert

A successful marriage should be a resumé topper, the icing on the proverbial cake of accomplishments. I am incredibly proud of us and so fortunate to have found the man of my dreams who has given me a glorious life. However, don't think for one second that our life together has not been filled with many challenges.

How To Get The Love That You 'Deserve' In Marriage

Seth Adam Smith | Posted 11.07.2014 | Divorce
Seth Adam Smith

The feeling of entitlement often works as a detonator to the bomb that destroys our relationships. The spirit of entitlement smothers love, but the spirit of gratitude lets love soar. It's the difference between taking and receiving.

10 Fixable Reasons Your Wife Won't Sleep With You

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 11.04.2014 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

I am not going to say that watching a man vacuum is traditionally sexy, but here's what's less sexy: me doing it all the time. Helping with housework frees your wife up to get relaxed and in a sexy mood.

How Being Too Self-Reliant Can Destroy Your Relationship

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 11.03.2014 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

Adopt a mindset that it's good to count on your partner. Believe that you can share your deepest feelings with him/her and it will promote healthy attachment, trust and intimacy. You must let them in and embrace the idea that you don't have to go through life alone.

What To Say When Your Family Doesn't Approve Of Your Fiancé

OWN | Posted 10.31.2014 | OWN

What do you do when you meet your soul mate -- but your family doesn't approve? Shawn, age 40, says she found the love of her life six months ago. She...

Why Women May Be Bigger Cheaters Than Men?

Robi Ludwig, Psy.D. | Posted 10.29.2014 | Divorce
Robi Ludwig, Psy.D.

I think there are always going to be women who enter into marriage for the wrong reasons. But I think more than that, no one really knows what love and a successful marriage should look or feel like.

This Couple Has Been Married Nearly 70 Years. Here's How They Make It Work

Quarterlette | Posted 12.28.2014 | Weddings
Quarterlette

In our technologically modern world where people post their relationship highlight reels on social media and can meet potential romantic interests by swiping right, I think it's easy to lose sight of what's important when it comes to a relationship.

Surprisingly Valuable Advice on Giving Unsolicited Advice

Lauren Cahn | Posted 12.28.2014 | Comedy
Lauren Cahn

Your opinion is valuable, your advice even more precious. So, save it. Keep it for yourself. Odds are, you need it more than I do. So, please don't give that sh*t away, certainly not without even being asked, lest you be perceived as promiscuous.

When Your Partner Feels More Like a Roommate

KnowMore TV | Posted 12.28.2014 | Women
KnowMore TV

How do you know if losing the romantic connection is a normal and real practical part of your marriage, or if it's something that needs to change? Here are a few signs that you may want to mix up your routine so it doesn't take a negative toll on your relationship.

25 Ways To Say 'I Love You' Without Saying A Word

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 12.27.2014 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

Clean up, above and beyond the call of duty. Not your dirty cup? Who cares?

5 Things To Consider Before You Say 'I Do,' According To A Divorce Lawyer

Krista Barth | Posted 12.27.2014 | Divorce
Krista Barth

Here are a few things I have observed over the last 20 years that you might consider before you say, 'I do,' to help you stay the hell out of my office. I suggest you give the following some thought before you wander blissfully down the aisle in your $15,000 wedding dress.

15 Biggest Marriage Regrets From Middle-Aged Divorcees

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 10.27.2014 | Fifty

Divorce triggers a lot of different emotions, everything from sadness to regret. In some cases, a split is precipitated by a factor outside the marria...

The New Vows: Now That We're Parents

Toni Hammer | Posted 12.23.2014 | Parents
Toni Hammer

I think that once a couple learns that they're parents, they should exchange new vows. Becoming a mom or a dad changes everything, and it's only fair that the vows have a couple amendments made to them.

6 Ways To Like Your Spouse More

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 12.22.2014 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

After pointing out how your husband or wife is very different now compared to how they acted when you first starting dating, I will now give you six little ways to help you start to like your spouse more. Don't doubt the Blogapist. You are about to get schooled.

Let's Talk: Mistakes You Probably Make When Talking To Your Spouse

KnowMore TV | Posted 12.17.2014 | Weddings
KnowMore TV

If you're married, then you're probably familiar with the knot you get in your stomach when you have to bring up a sensitive issue with your spouse. Discussing difficult topics -- whether it be about money, parenting, sex, etc.-- is never easy, and there are many things you can say or do that make the situation worse.

Two Simple Words to Improve Your Relationship

Andrea Wachter | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Andrea Wachter

I have received a lot of really good questions on the matter and I thought I would share a few of these Q and As with you. May these dialogues help you find more peace in your partnership, less disputes in your day and more "carefronting" in your confronting!

10 Reasons Why A Dirty House Is Good For Your Marriage

Em & Lo | Posted 12.16.2014 | 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 12.16.2014 | 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 12.16.2014 | 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 12.16.2014 | 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.