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11 Signs You're With The Person You Should Marry

YourTango | Posted 08.28.2014 | Weddings

By Dr. Tina Tessina for YourTango.com Do men have biological clocks? Yes, they do! A man can feel the need to grow up and have a family, especially...

Couple Married 70 Years Has The Sweetest 'How We Met' Story

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 08.21.2014 | Weddings

Not many couples get to celebrate their platinum wedding anniversary. That's 70 long (but hopefully wonderful!) years of marriage. As of Tuesday, ...

The One Thing Marriage and Divorce Should Share

Michelle Crosby | Posted 10.19.2014 | Divorce
Michelle Crosby

Couples consistently try to skip straight to the paperwork. We do our best to ignore the complex emotions swirling around our split in favor of just "filing divorce papers." The problem here is divorce, like marriage, is not about the paperwork, it's about a significant life transition.

What Watching The Bachelor Has Taught Me About My Marriage

Leslie Rasmussen | Posted 10.18.2014 | Women
Leslie Rasmussen

My husband may not whisk me off to another country where he wants to scale the side of a mountain and then slowly repel down so we can bond over our fear of heights, but he does work hard, remember to give the dog her pills and calls me on his way home from work.

17 Things Married People Want Newlyweds To Know

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 08.15.2014 | Weddings

Getting married is quite possibly the biggest commitment two people can ever make to each other -- but how do you make sure that promise lasts a lifet...

The 2 Simple Words That Will Improve Your Marriage

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 10.14.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

My husband has a lot more patience than I do. So he does a lot of the things around the house that require that particular virtue.

Here's Why Dads Should Think Twice Before Arguing With Their Wives

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 08.13.2014 | Divorce

It's known that when parents argue, it has a negative effect on their kids. Now, new research suggests that it's the father's relationship with his ch...

Why So Many Women Are Divorcing Fabulous, Faithful Husbands

Randi Gunther | Posted 10.13.2014 | Fifty
Randi Gunther

Not so many years ago, married men had the freedom to live by one set of rules away from home, and a different set at the hearth. Because they held the power to distribute resources however they wished, they could decide what and when to share them. As women have become legitimate wage earners with more powerful voices, they have challenged their chosen partners.

The 3 Questions Everyone Should Ask Before Marriage

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 10.13.2014 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

There's no perfect method or algorithm for choosing a mate. But according to the elders, taking a step back and asking these three questions about your relationship can help you avoid a tragic mistake -- or move you toward a long, fulfilling life together.

11 Good Pieces Of Advice For Anyone Who Has Ever Been Left

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 08.12.2014 | Divorce

As anyone who has ever been broken up with knows, the feeling of abandonment can be crippling -- but it is in those moments that we feel our lowest we...

Don't Stop Having Sex, And Other Marriage Tips From Divorcees

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 08.12.2014 | Divorce

It might sound counterintuitive, but hear us out: if anyone has the right to give advice on happy, healthy marriages, it's people who are now divorced...

6 Things I Learned From Being In A Bad Marriage

Posted 08.11.2014 | Divorce

By Live By Surprise for DivorcedMoms.com I was young and not very worldly when I first got married. I was 21, just out of college -- and I had the...

My Husband And I Got Married For A Green Card -- And Love

Posted 08.10.2014 | Weddings

By Lori Garcia for YourTango.com Could our story be any more cliché? Foreigner falls for American girl. He’s in a pickle, she wants to help. The...

5 Reasons Your Wife Won't Have Sex With You

Meg Conley | Posted 10.07.2014 | Weddings
Meg Conley

You need to say thank you. It can be a tiring place, this happily ever after. Yes, there is love and there are kitchen dances and sweet cream baby cheeks. But there are also sleepless nights and mortgages and post baby stretch marks.

15 Things I Would Go Back And Tell Myself About Marriage

John M. Simmons | Posted 10.05.2014 | Weddings
John M. Simmons

Marriage, if it's done right, is for a long time. Make sure you're doing something that will make you happy for a long time.

17 Things Men And Women Wish They Knew Before Tying The Knot

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 08.05.2014 | Weddings

Marriages are like snowflakes, no two are alike -- which is why finding spot-on marriage advice can be difficult. Rather than looking to books or ...

Dear Sons: Marry Your Best Friend (and 7 Other Crucial Steps To Wedded Bliss)

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 10.05.2014 | Fifty
Abby Rodman, LICSW

Never get married because you think it's time; get married because you've found the right person -- no matter how much time that takes.

Splitting Household Chores May Lead To Better, Hotter Sex

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 07.31.2014 | Weddings

Earlier this year, The New York Times published a controversial piece that suggested that when men pitch in with household chores -- as opposed to wom...

Three Reasons Why I Love Being Married

Paul Perkins | Posted 09.28.2014 | Weddings
Paul Perkins

If anything, I thought I would struggle with always having someone around. I imagined fighting for space. I feared losing independence. But that's not been the case.

This Is What It's Really Like To Be Married

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 07.28.2014 | Weddings

Agreeing to spend the rest of your life with someone is a big decision, to say the least. So many questions emerge when contemplating marriage: Is...

Financial Abuse: 6 Signs and What You Can Do About it

Ginger Dean | Posted 09.27.2014 | Money
Ginger Dean

Financial abuse is something that we rarely discuss openly since it is often insidious and wrapped up in the confines of what appears to be otherwise, a normal relationship. So what are the signs and what can be done about it?

10 Tricks To Staying Married Forever

Jeanne Faulkner | Posted 09.27.2014 | Weddings
Jeanne Faulkner

Expect your marriage to be a nice long road trip with smooth stretches and unpaved areas, hills, curves, valleys, ditches and quite a few speed-bumps and potholes. Every now and again you might need to fix the engine and find a good mechanic, but don't forget to stop at the viewpoints, enjoy the scenery, pack good snacks and take a lot of pictures.

Till Death Do Us Part: The Recipe for Lasting Love

Gigi G. | Posted 09.27.2014 | Weddings
Gigi G.

The big question is, how? The even bigger question is, how do we find peace in love? Is it an illusion? Does it really exist? Let's think about it for a moment.

You Should 'Seriously Think Twice' Before Marrying Someone With Parents Like This

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 07.25.2014 | Divorce

You love him. He loves you. But the love between you and his parents is pretty much non-existent. If this sounds even vaguely familiar, it might b...

In Defense of 'Spreadsheet Guy'

Randall Frederick | Posted 09.24.2014 | Weddings
Randall Frederick

For the last few days, a copy of Spreadsheet Guy's chronicle of sexual rebuff has been circulating. What I see in this image is not a man who feels his wife "owes" him sexual favors, but a man making a desperate cry for help.