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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.

Act Like a Couple, Think Like a Person: 5 Fight-Less, Love-More Strategies to Superglue Your Relationship

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Laurie Puhn, lawyer, couples mediator, and author Sometimes, the best advice given to people in a relationship is common sense, un...

7 Steps To A Long-Lasting Marriage

Dayna Steele | Posted 05.03.2014 | Weddings
Dayna Steele

What makes a marriage is the discipline to do the work it takes to make a marriage successful. These seven steps are what sustain a marriage AND make it something special.

5 Rules For A Happy And Balanced Marriage

Posted 03.02.2014 | Weddings

Of course, becoming a "Mrs." doesn't mean you will abandon your independence completely. You will still be an individual, with your own career, interests and relationships. But in your new role as a partner in marriage, your husband's needs and desires will factor into almost everything you do.

3 Steps To Creating A Couple's Bucket List

Posted 02.28.2014 | Weddings

By Rhona Berens for YourTango.com Since the film "Bucket List" came out in 2007, most of us haven't just heard of bucket lists -- we've got one. M...

Another Good Reason To Have More Sex

Posted 03.11.2014 | Weddings

The trick to staying happily married well into your silver years? Keep having sex. Researchers Adena Galinsky and Linda J. Waite from the Universi...

The Top 5 Reasons Married Moms Cheat

Posted 03.11.2014 | Divorce

A new survey sheds light on moms who stray outside their marriages and why they choose to do so. Victoria Milan -- a European site for married peo...

Not Discussing This Everyday Thing Could Spell Trouble For Your Marriage

Posted 03.02.2014 | Divorce

Forget sexual and intellectual compatibility -- it's how you mesh financially that could determine whether or not your marriage survives. In a new ...

What Her Tells Us About Intimacy

Thea and Duane Harvey | Posted 04.26.2014 | Entertainment
Thea and Duane Harvey

Her does not stoop to the expected critique of modern society and our relationship to technology. This film is instead a sparkling, luminous love letter of possibility.