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10 Tips for Husbands to Help Them Understand Their Wives

Chrissy Kelly | Posted 07.28.2014 | 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.

How Being Perfect May Land You in a Divorce Lawyer's Office

Krista Barth | Posted 07.14.2014 | Divorce
Krista Barth

Why are we so afraid to let people see we are less than perfect? Once you stop beating yourself up, others will actually appreciate that they too are allowed to be less than perfect.

Where Does the Spark Go After Saying "I Do?"

M. Gary Neuman | Posted 07.13.2014 | Weddings
M. Gary Neuman

From day one, think TEAM. Remember that a team sees the problem as the enemy, whereas struggling couples see each other as the enemy.

Why A Happy Husband -- Not Wife -- May Be Essential For A Happy Marriage

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Kristyn Pomranz | Posted 05.13.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Forget the phrase “Happy wife, happy life”: A recent study by the University of Chicago reports what many wives h...

16 Things Our Moms Taught Us About Love And Relationships

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 05.09.2014 | Weddings

What in the world would we do without our incredible moms? They've been our closest advisers and biggest cheerleaders since day one. And while the...

10 Little Tricks That Will Keep You Happily Married

Sherri Kuhn | Posted 07.08.2014 | Weddings
Sherri Kuhn

Take a look at your honey and pretend like it's the first time you've ever seen him. Or that it's the last time you will ever see him.

Homework Assignment for a Happier Marriage

Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway | Posted 07.05.2014 | Weddings
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

After the wedding day, it helpful for couples to take it a step further, and begin to outline a road map for married life. I like to think of it as a Personal Marriage Manual (PMM) or as a Homework Assignment for a Happier Marriage.

The Surprising Truth About What Makes Happy Couples Happy

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 07.05.2014 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

Happy couples don't always make "I-statements" or start every argument with a gratitude. They don't feel Fourth-of-July-fireworks each and every time they make love -- nor do they expect to.

Is It Time To Change Our Views Of Adultery And Marriage?

Lisa Haisha | Posted 07.05.2014 | Weddings
Lisa Haisha

In today's society, marriage happens when two people (usually a man and a woman) fall in love and decide to spend the rest of their lives together in monogamy. But did you know that wasn't always the case?

5 Things I Learned After A Year Apart From My Husband

Virginia Sullivan | Posted 07.03.2014 | Women
Virginia Sullivan

We have been able to make these situations work because frankly, I'd rather be part-time with him than be full-time with anyone else. Through this time, we learned that as a couple we can weather anything. We are together because we want to be -- not because we need to be with someone.

I'm Not Married To My Best Friend

Robin O'Bryant | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women
Robin O'Bryant

I want best friend who will tell me I need one more pair of shoes and a man who will remind me to save for my retirement account. And I want to get into bed at night with a man who ignites things in me no one else can.

Should You See A Marriage Counselor Or A Divorce Lawyer?

Morghan Leia Richardson | Posted 07.01.2014 | Divorce
Morghan Leia Richardson

A divorce lawyer and a marriage counselor walk into a bar... Sounds like the beginning of a joke. But your relationship problems are no laughing matte...

What Couples Really Fight About

Julie Gottman | Posted 07.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Julie Gottman

The difference between couples who make it and couples who break up is simple: the couples who make it "repair" the relationship after they've hurt each other.

7 Ordinary Things That Can Bring You And Your Spouse Closer Together

Monica Mandell, Ph.D. | Posted 06.30.2014 | Weddings
Monica Mandell, Ph.D.

Putting thought and effort into the quality of time spent together makes all the difference and ultimately sets the foundation for enduring love and happily ever after. In contrast to the dating phase, togetherness no longer has to be a four course dinner or an all out extravaganza on the town. The simplest of plans can be made into memorable moments that build bonds.

Why You Should Build Your Marriage Like a Business

KnowMore TV | Posted 06.28.2014 | Weddings
KnowMore TV

While I know this may not sound very romantic, having this viewpoint can be one of the keys to long-term happiness.

8 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Committing To A Partner

Posted 04.26.2014 | Weddings

By Bonnie Olson for YourTango Before you make the big choice of a partner, take time to ask some very important questions. "You must choose, but...

The #1 Question Married Men Should Be Asking Themselves

Lindsey Ellison | Posted 06.25.2014 | Divorce
Lindsey Ellison

As a women's divorce coach, the top complaints I hear from women who are considering divorce are: "He is never home because he is always working. An...

New Study Says Bigger Isn't Always Better

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 04.23.2014 | Divorce

Men often view having a large member as a symbol of strength and sexual prowess. But it turns out, when it comes to keeping a woman satisfied, bigger ...

The Honeymoon Effect Is Real, And Here's Proof

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 04.22.2014 | Weddings

We've all heard about the "honeymoon effect" -- the theory that everything is peachy in the beginning stages of a marriage until reality sets in, and ...

Why Every Marriage Needs A 'Spousal Waiver'

Laurie Israel | Posted 06.22.2014 | Fifty
Laurie Israel

All married people struggle with disputes that arise in a long-term committed relationship. What to do about the predictable and ever-repeating disagreements and mutual criticisms that come up from time to time, but hopefully not too often.

9 Questions You Wish You Could Ask Your Partner But Can't

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 04.21.2014 | Weddings

Good communication in a romantic relationship (or any relationship, for that matter) is key. But let's face it: there are certain questions and subjec...

This Psychological Trick May Actually Improve Your Relationship

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 04.24.2014 | Weddings

When you do nice things for your significant other, it actually makes you like them more. It's an idea rooted in "The Benjamin Franklin Effect" --...