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What Valentine's Day Can Teach Us About the True Meaning of Love

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 04.14.2014 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

Valentine's Day is the relationship equivalent of standing in a fluorescent-lit dressing room trying on swimsuits: every dimple, flaw and bit of flesh out of place is magnified tenfold.

This Is The Ultimate Valentine's Day Date, According To Science

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 03.11.2014 | Weddings

Valentine’s Day is upon us, which means one of two things: You’re either stressing about being single on Feb. 14, or you’re stressing about plan...

No Offense, Honey, But I Can't Wait to Go on My Solo Parenting Vacation

Dr. Kate Roberts | Posted 04.14.2014 | Parents
Dr. Kate Roberts

When we're on a family vacation, my husband thinks he's helping by inserting himself into the parenting role where he doesn't belong.

Thirty-Three

Liza Monroy | Posted 04.14.2014 | Gay Voices
Liza Monroy

With the husband I'd called the man of my dreams, I shrunk, folded up inside myself, becoming skittish and fearful. And so my 20s consisted of a happy divorce and a sad divorce, a gay husband and a straight one.

9 Tips For A Great Relationship From Wildly Happy Long-Term Couples

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 02.12.2014 | Fifty

Those of us who've managed to make it past the seven-year-itch milestone and go on to enjoy long-time -- and satisfying -- relationships know how hard...

Valentine's Day: Time to Reconnect Using Your Holiday Photos for Foreplay

Rebecca Dakin | Posted 04.13.2014 | Divorce
Rebecca Dakin

Being intimate and reconnecting isn't about necessarily having sex, although it is a great way to bond. It's more about making each other feel good.

5 Reasons I Waited Until 30 To Marry

Evelyn Lauer | Posted 04.13.2014 | Weddings
Evelyn Lauer

Love is not part of a checklist to life. But marriage is. This is a reality -- and if you deny this, then you're not watching "Say Yes to the Dress" or flipping through bridal magazines. I'm not thrilled about this fact; it's one of the reasons I avoided marriage for so long.

To My Wife at Valentine's Day

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 04.11.2014 | Weddings
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

I'm faced again with whether I'm sick, whether I'll live longer and all that good stuff. But mostly, I'm worried about those I love and what I hope and pray I'll leave my wife in terms of memories. And how she'll move on.

6 Habits of a Hot Marriage

Kristen Welch | Posted 04.12.2014 | Weddings
Kristen Welch

I can confirm the temperature because I have known the extremes: a cold marriage, filled with contempt and misery. A lukewarm marriage, perhaps the worst, filled with idle days, stagnant affection and distant intimacy. We have lived every season.

How A Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis Put My Marriage In Perspective

Posted 02.09.2014 | Weddings

By Diana Frustaci for YourTango.com I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2012. I was 27, turning 28 a few weeks later at the time, and engage...

7 Surefire Ways To Kill Your Marriage

Posted 02.08.2014 | Divorce

Despite what fairy tales would have us believe, marriage is so much more than the "happily ever after" ending at the end of every story.

'My In-Laws Think He Can Do Better'

Posted 02.07.2014 | Weddings

Written by Anonymous Bride for Bridal Guide I come from a family that isn't what you would call close. We all keep to ourselves and we only meet up...

5 Ways to Recharge Your Marriage

GalTime | Posted 04.09.2014 | Weddings
GalTime

Married couples know the "for better or for worse" vow well, but what about the often boring in between times? Waiting for tense or lackluster phases of a marriage to just pass is one tactic but can lead to permanent indifference or unhappiness. Couples can also choose to take the reins and recharge their marriages with some work.

Why You Should Treat Your Husband Like Your Boyfriend

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 04.07.2014 | Weddings
Jenny G. Perry

We make it a must to hug every day. We don't believe in having a perfect life, but rather perfect moments. We're not a sitcom.

The 5 Days I Fell Hardest For My Wife

Posted 02.05.2014 | OWN

By David Schickler One man shows how all of us can see our long-term loves as exciting and unforgettable -- all over again. (He's written a memoir ...

Marriage and the Art of Compromise: It All Starts With the Wedding Planning

Sandy Malone | Posted 04.05.2014 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

Wedding planning together, with or without a wedding planner, is a challenge. I think of it as a little pre-marital joke God is making. As in, get over yourselves -- it's a ceremony and party and certainly nothing worth screaming and yelling at each other about.

How I Learned To Stop 'Fixing' My Wife When She's Not Broken

Doug Zeigler | Posted 04.02.2014 | Weddings
Doug Zeigler

I start by saying something silly, my normal approach to "helping" my wife. The opening salvo launched to combat her frustrations and unhappiness. I'm usually pretty deft at this dance, but this time she just looked at me and said, "Stop trying to fix me and LISTEN." She didn't say it angrily, she just said it matter-of-factly.

Jimmy Fallon Is Gunning For 'Husband Of The Year' Title In New Interview

Posted 01.30.2014 | Weddings

There are many reasons we love Jimmy Fallon: his humor, his spot-on thank you notes, his adorably messy hair, and now, his wonderful marriage advice. ...

'Divorce Court' Judge Lynn Toler Has Some Advice That Could Save Your Marriage

Posted 01.27.2014 | Divorce

Years of presiding over bickering couples has taught "Divorce Court" judge Lynn Toler something you might not expect: the secret to staying married. ...

The Marriage Mistake Almost Everybody Makes

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 03.29.2014 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

Of course, there's no way to know for sure you're picking the right partner. But I gained a key insight from our interviews over the past several years with around 800 of the oldest Americans -- a group that if you add it all up had over 25,000 years of experience in marriage.

What The Hard Work Of Marriage Looks Like

Clint Edwards | Posted 03.28.2014 | Weddings
Clint Edwards

Marriage is a different kind of work -- a kind of work that happens ALONGSIDE the regular life work of your job, caring for your family, making ends meet, and so on.

'This Is Marriage'

Carrie Cariello | Posted 03.27.2014 | Weddings
Carrie Cariello

I thought; this is marriage. One day you're shopping for shoes at the outlets and just a few weeks later, the new shoes your husband reluctantly bought for himself will sit, discarded, in a room down the hall while someone else breathes for him.

5 Things To Say When Someone Asks Why You Aren't Married

Nimati Emam | Posted 03.27.2014 | Women
Nimati Emam

Those who take their time are aware that life is not only about the wedding, the honeymoon and the first couple of years, and they are realistic enough to understand that love doesn't come after you get married -- well at least not the kind of love they want.

9 Ways To Build A Happy And Long-Lasting Marriage

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 01.24.2014 | Weddings

No can say for sure which ingredients and qualities are guaranteed predictors of a happy and successful marriage. Sometimes, the best we can do is pie...

6 Things That Could Save Your Marriage

Posted 01.24.2014 | Divorce

One of the saddest things about divorce, as far as we're concerned? Oftentimes, it's not until after you've finalized the split that you begin to real...