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9 Ways To Spice Up A Long-Time Relationship (Outside The Bedroom)

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 04.07.2014 | Fifty

Many articles on spicing up a long-term marriage involve bullet-pointed guidance to be imported directly into a hard-working professional’s obscenel...

It's Too Easy to Marry!

Jim Halfens | Posted 06.03.2014 | Divorce
Jim Halfens

You also have insurances for your house, why not for your marriage and love life?!

Why The Wife Has To Be Thinner Than The Husband

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 06.03.2014 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

I think I have a problem with my husband. He is health conscious and fit and he has will power. Wouldn't that be enough to make you nuts when you don't? I am addicted to ice cream, chocolate and jelly beans. He can pass up dessert and skip dinner. With shoulder surgery this winter, he has been particularly conscientious about what he puts in his mouth.

Conscious Uncoupling and the Paradox of Conscious Commitment

Thea and Duane Harvey | Posted 06.02.2014 | Divorce
Thea and Duane Harvey

Relationships do end, and it is important to stop viewing this as failure. The success or failure of a relationship should not be determined by it's length, but by our ability to allow another human being into our heart and grow from the experience.

This Should Set Off 'Warning Bells' In Your Marriage

Monique Honaman | Posted 05.31.2014 | Divorce
Monique Honaman

"The most comfortable prison is still a lonely place." Kenneth Kolb "Should we go out to dinner and go dancing with the gang, or stay in, cook-out a...

8 Signs You're In The Right Relationship

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 04.03.2014 | Weddings

When it comes to finding "The One" -- that one special person and relationship that will last a lifetime -- the conventional wisdom is simply, "When y...

10 Marriage Vows You Couldn't Possibly Have Known To Make On Your Wedding Day

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 05.31.2014 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

Let's be honest. Most of us are more likely to upgrade the operating system on our iPhone than to revise the vows that we made at our wedding.

Sudden Retirement: Wows and Warnings

Suzette Standring | Posted 05.27.2014 | Fifty
Suzette Standring

For years, David's work schedule had him out of the house at sunrise, returning way past sundown. Now he's home with me 24/7, and as a couple, we have much to relearn about each other in that sudden togetherness. Apparently, I talk out loud to myself... a lot.

Making Passes and Taking Hits

Amanda Magee | Posted 05.27.2014 | Parents
Amanda Magee

"Who cares? It's our kitchen on a Monday night. I love you and I want to touch you and have you be excited about that. Is that so wrong?" He is starting to back away, the grooves on this path worn in a rut we fall into so easily.

Write Anger/Speak Love: Ending Bickering

Randi Gunther | Posted 05.24.2014 | Fifty
Randi Gunther

Unfortunately, as most relationships mature, couples can find themselves bickering over small things. If those negative interactions, as minor as they may seem at the time, continue and increase, they can eventually pervade the relationship.

6 Things I Learned In 6 Months Of Marriage

Posted 03.24.2014 | Weddings

By Stefania Sainato for Bridal Guide My husband Jason and I recently passed the half-year mark and we came full circle by celebrating at the same r...

Why You Shouldn't Plan On Getting Married

Derrell Jamison | Posted 05.24.2014 | Weddings
Derrell Jamison

Marriage is hard enough as it is, so going into it with extra pressure to perform well in front of a crowd is just unfair.

How To Stay Married For 64+ Years

Anthony Silard | Posted 05.23.2014 | Weddings
Anthony Silard

At a recent communication workshop I facilitated, I invited a good friend, Robert, to join us as a guest. Robert is 94 and his wife is 91. They have b...

Talk Breaks: A Way to Preserve a Romantic Relationship

Sarah Fader | Posted 05.21.2014 | Women
Sarah Fader

We pause live TV to get a snack, use the bathroom, take a phone call... why shouldn't we pause conversations for relief?

Can True Love Last?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 05.20.2014 | Weddings
Lisa Firestone

There may now be hard science behind the notion that true love can last a lifetime. A neurological study from Stony Brook University revealed that couples who experience "romantic love" long-term can keep their brains firing similarly to the brains of couples who have just fallen in love.

Here's What An Equal, Mature Partnership Consists Of

Deborah Hecker, Ph.D. | Posted 05.18.2014 | Divorce
Deborah Hecker, Ph.D.

We are told that great relationships are based on realistic expectations, communication know-how, and gender-fluidity when it comes to who manages the household , and who earns the money. But... is there more to it?

My Marriage Is Incredibly Important, From Chelsea Clinton (VIDEO)

Posted 03.17.2014 | MarloThomas

Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, has made her marriage a top priority, and she had some excellent tips to share with us about ho...

Study Says Husbands' Health Matters More To Marital Happiness

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 03.14.2014 | Weddings

Studies have shown that happily married people tend to be healthier. But what happens in the later years, when health naturally starts to decline due ...

10 Ways To Stay The Hell Out Of Divorce Court

Krista Barth | Posted 05.14.2014 | Divorce
Krista Barth

Why do people marry people they know are unkind, unfaithful, selfish, or without common values or interests?

7 Terrible Reasons To Rush Into Marriage

Posted 03.11.2014 | Divorce

Written by Jenny Erikson on CafeMom's blog, The Stir People get married every day, and some of them even for a good reason. Of course most everyone...

11 Ways To Make Your Marriage Happier, Starting Today

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling and Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.11.2014 | Fifty

The honeymoon period in most marriages has a shelf life. But does that mean you can't bring back those fluttery butterfly feelings of excitement and a...

'I Don't Love My Wife'

Derrell Jamison | Posted 05.10.2014 | Weddings
Derrell Jamison

Committing your life to another person, until death do you part, is not always the happily ever after that you might see in fairy-tales and romance stories. After being married just shy of two years, I am coming to terms with the fact that I don't love my wife.

The Top 10 Mistakes Newlyweds Make After The Big Day

Posted 03.08.2014 | Weddings

By Kristen Klein for Bridal Guide As you settle into married life, there are still a few important wedding-related tasks that you need to keep in m...

How I Make My Marriage Work (And So Can You)

Nicole Leigh Shaw | Posted 05.07.2014 | Weddings
Nicole Leigh Shaw

Be the couple that eats off of each other's forks, if that works for you. Be the couple that fights over money or politics or favorite brand of laundry detergent. Be swingers, for all I care; I will sit back and judge you in silence, like God intended.

8 Ways To Divorce-Proof Your Marriage

Jim and Elizabeth Carroll | Posted 05.07.2014 | Weddings
Jim and Elizabeth Carroll

These suggestions can help you work things out with your current spouse, or they will help you avoid the same mistakes in your next relationship.