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Marriage Advice

3 Tips For Finding the Perfect Mate

Laura Riley, Ph.D. | Posted 08.30.2014 | Women
Laura Riley, Ph.D.

Finding a life-long partner is like buying a new car; before you go to the showroom, you should know what you want and what you're willing to pay. Here's a love-finding strategy based on research about happy marriages.

3 Good Reasons To Stay Married

Tyler Ward | Posted 08.30.2014 | Divorce
Tyler Ward

Although happiness is often a very real byproduct of a healthy relationship, marriage is designed to pull dysfunction to the surface of our lives, set it on fire and help us grow. The job of marriage is to refine our dysfunction and spur us into progressive wholeness.

7 Ways To Keep The Spark Alive In Your Marriage

Monica Mandell, Ph.D. | Posted 08.30.2014 | Weddings
Monica Mandell, Ph.D.

Once you say "I do," the key is to keep dating your spouse. Remember all of the things that you did to make each other feel special day by day and keep on doing this year by year, decade by decade.

Feeling Lonely In Your Marriage? Do These 3 Things Now

GalTime | Posted 06.30.2014 | Divorce

By Katie Parsons for GalTime.com One of the greatest perks of getting married is the whole “till death do us part” clause. Having someone who...

8 Ways To Keep Resentment From Ruining Your Marriage

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 08.26.2014 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

There are many factors that lead to the demise of a marriage. When couples have hurt feelings, it can be a challenge to forgive and forget. Problems...

12 Things I've Learned In 12 Years Of Marriage

Galit Breen | Posted 08.25.2014 | Weddings
Galit Breen

Don't waste time being wistful for who you once were. Instead, stay grateful for who you are to each other today. Being grateful and present sheds the right light on everything and everyone.

Why Even Married People Should Travel Solo

Patrick Furlong | Posted 08.25.2014 | Religion
Patrick Furlong

When you believe that God is in everyone, you see him everywhere. As a student of mine reminded me recently, it isn't that we find goodness to believe in it; rather, when we believe it exists, we start to see it everywhere.

7 Things Only Those Married A Long Time Will Understand

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.24.2014 | Fifty

There are just some things in life you can't fully appreciate until you've lived through them. Being married for 10 years or longer -- and staying hap...

13 Secrets Of Happily Married Couples

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 08.06.2014 | Weddings

It's often said that marriage is a lot of work -- so it's refreshing to hear from couples who not only figured out how to make their love last, but ar...

7 Marriage Truths I Wish I'd Known As A Newlywed

Winifred M. Reilly | Posted 08.23.2014 | Weddings
Winifred M. Reilly

With wedding season in full bloom, this post is my gift to those of you who are just starting out. Here's the advice I wish I'd been given as a newlywed, rather than having had to figure it out on my own.

11 Ways To Divorce-Proof Your Marriage

Posted 06.23.2014 | Divorce

By Terry Gaspard for DivorcedMoms.com What does it take to make a relationship last? Love? Passion? Respect? An ability to forgive? Certainly all o...

Travel: Why Wait for Milestones?

Chelsea Bond | Posted 08.19.2014 | Travel
Chelsea Bond

Paris holds a dear place in our hearts. Our first trip to the City of Lights held sentimental value with a proposal four years ago. We didn't feel like waiting another year to celebrate a five year milestone.

The Impact of Relationship Apps On Family Dynamics

Mark Baer | Posted 08.19.2014 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Marriage is a wonderful institution that affords couples significant psychological, emotional and financial benefits, in addition to being a commitmen...

10 Ways Wedding Planning Prepares You For Marriage

Posted 08.12.2014 | Weddings

By Sharon Naylor for Bridal Guide From the time you get engaged to your big day, with every decision you make and hurdle you overcome, you're putti...

Disagreeing on Discipline: How Parents Can Resolve Conflict and Present a Unified Front

KidsInTheHouse.com | Posted 08.13.2014 | Parents
KidsInTheHouse.com

Once upon a time, were you one of those couples who agreed on everything? You know the ones -- the pair everyone was jealous of, because you seemed so perfectly matched? Chances are, once you had kids, you had a rude awakening.

Here's One Step To A Happy Marriage

Leigh Koechner | Posted 08.13.2014 | Weddings
Leigh Koechner

I want my home to be the place that is filled with love, support and laughter. So, when the disconnect is weighing heavier than the good stuff, it's time for a regroup, reboot, retreat, or in this case, a couple's workshop.

This Could Determine If Your Next Relationship Is Healthy Or Not

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 06.13.2014 | Divorce

The divorce process is over, and you're looking to date again. Maybe another marriage is in your future. But you worry that the fallout from your divo...

The Problem With Date Night

Zsofi McMullin | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Zsofi McMullin

Before we had a kid we didn't need date nights to have an adult conversation or a meal that lasted more than five minutes. But now, date nights have become a necessity and suddenly, we are back to the pressure of having to carry on a witty conversation, put on cute underwear and have sex.

3 Things You Should Know Before Getting Married

Tyler Ward | Posted 08.11.2014 | Weddings
Tyler Ward

We weren't supposed to be the ones in a perpetual fight. We were the couple who highlighted and dog-eared our marriage books. My wife was still my dream. Yet, something was missing. We both felt it. And we both wondered why.

Love Can Make You Blind

Jim Halfens | Posted 08.10.2014 | Divorce
Jim Halfens

Couples who decide to get married are usually focused on their romantic future. Maybe that is where the saying 'love makes us blind' comes from. But b...

This Is The One Piece Of Dating Advice You Should Ignore

Posted 08.12.2014 | Divorce

Written by Adriana Velez on CafeMom’s blog, The Stir There's a lot of bad marriage advice out there. I don't mean the bits of wisdom you get fr...

3 Reasons Why Being Away Is OK

Derrell Jamison | Posted 08.09.2014 | Weddings
Derrell Jamison

To most people, being in a relationship means that you have someone that is always there for you, a constant support system, and an indefinite friend to share experiences with. In the majority of cases, this is a worth-while set up, but for some of us it truly isn't all that simple.

Keeping The Spark Alive In A Marriage, From Alison Sweeney (VIDEO)

Posted 06.10.2014 | MarloThomas

After 14 happy years of marriage, "The Biggest Loser" Host Alison Sweeney and her husband David have learned the importance of setting aside time for ...

6 Things Young Brides Need To Know About Marriage

Lindsey Ellison | Posted 08.06.2014 | Weddings
Lindsey Ellison

At 24 years old, I thought I knew I was doing -- because when you're in your twenties, you think you are wise beyond your years. But after two children and 10 years of marriage, clearly I wasn't wise enough, as my "happily ever after" ended with divorce.

This Is Why You Should Always Say 'Thank You' To Compliments

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 06.05.2014 | Weddings

Sometimes it's the little things that can make a relationship last a lifetime, like telling your partner just how awesome they are. Soul Pancake's ...