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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" --...

Here's Why You Shouldn't Rush Into Marriage

Posted 04.21.2014 | Divorce

By Terry Gaspard for DivorcedMoms.com As wedding season approaches, it strikes me that considering the reasons why not to rush into marriage is tim...

7 Signs Your Long-Term Marriage Is Even Stronger Now Than It Was On Your Honeymoon

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 04.16.2014 | Fifty

Are marriages among boomers shakier than ever? It would appear that way. Research shows that the divorce rate among adults aged 50 and older doubled b...

If My Wife Were a Crouton

Doug and Leslie Gustafson | Posted 06.13.2014 | Weddings
Doug and Leslie Gustafson

How would I love her? Wouldn't be easy. But I have to find a way. Whether she's floating in soup, on top of a salad or sitting in a bag, unused, I wou...

45 Arguments Every Couple Needs To Have At Least Once

Roz Warren | Posted 06.10.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Do you and your hubby have the same old arguments over and over? Are you starting to think there might be exciting new arguments you could be having instead? We're here to help, with a list of 45 arguments to have with your husband before you die. They've all been tested on actual couples, with results ranging from weeks of icy silence to outstanding 'make-up sex.'

From Partners to Parents

Dr. Juli Fraga | Posted 06.07.2014 | Parents
Dr. Juli Fraga

For any mother or father to-be, becoming a parent brings a tidal wave of unexpected feelings, normal insecurities and new opportunities. Adjusting to this new identity offers the opportunity to deepen your relationship with your partner.

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.