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7 Ways To Keep The Spark Alive In Your Marriage

Monica Mandell, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2014 | 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.

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...

Tony Dungy on Uncommon Marriage and Life After Coaching

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 06.04.2014 | Books
Marcus T. Wright

I had a chance to catch up with Tony Dungy to get some insight on the motivation behind Uncommon Marriage, the keys to the endurance of his own marriage, and how life has been after coaching in the NFL.

Five Secrets of Happyish Married Couples

Melissa Chapman | Posted 06.02.2014 | Weddings
Melissa Chapman

I would be doing you a huge disservice and basically lying through my teeth if I told you that marriage is always smooth sailing. It isn't, but nothing that is truly worth it's weight is easy.

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.

John Lennon And Yoko Ono's Marriage Advice Is Spot-On

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.23.2014 | Weddings

John Lennon said he didn’t really know about love until he met Yoko Ono. In a series of interviews conducted between 1969 and 1972, the duo tell...

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.

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...

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...

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.

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.

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...

Keep Love Alive by Renewing Your Vows Every Day

Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway | Posted 04.20.2014 | Weddings
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

Your marriage will hopefully be a long and fruitful journey, but it will need some help along the way.

14 Essential Steps To Better Communication With Your Partner

Donne Davis | Posted 04.19.2014 | Fifty
Donne Davis

February is the month of love. One of the best ways we can be loving partners is to be better communicators with each other. But sometimes it's not that easy. Whether you've been together one year or 50 years, bad communication habits can develop and become ingrained.

9 Tips For A Great Relationship From Wildly Happy Long-Term Couples

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 02.12.2014 | Fifty

Those of us who've managed to make it past the seven-year-itch milestone and go on to enjoy long-time -- and satisfying -- relationships know how hard...

14 Little Ways To Make Your Spouse's Day

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 02.06.2014 | Weddings

Grand gestures are nice and all, but it's often the little things spouses do for each other that have the most impact. We recently asked our readers t...

Why You Should Treat Your Husband Like Your Boyfriend

Jenny G. Perry | Posted 04.07.2014 | Weddings
Jenny G. Perry

We make it a must to hug every day. We don't believe in having a perfect life, but rather perfect moments. We're not a sitcom.

9 Ways To Build A Happy And Long-Lasting Marriage

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 01.24.2014 | Weddings

No can say for sure which ingredients and qualities are guaranteed predictors of a happy and successful marriage. Sometimes, the best we can do is pie...

6 Things That Could Save Your Marriage

Posted 01.24.2014 | Divorce

One of the saddest things about divorce, as far as we're concerned? Oftentimes, it's not until after you've finalized the split that you begin to real...

7 Reasons to Look in the Mirror When it Comes to Fixing Your Relationship

GalTime | Posted 03.26.2014 | Weddings
GalTime

Before you can approach him or her for all of the issues you'd like fixed, you must examine your role, some of which may contribute to the relationship problems.

Caught Between 'Longing' And 'Settling" In Your Midlife Marriage?

Douglas LaBier | Posted 03.08.2014 | Fifty
Douglas LaBier

Linda was worried. She and her husband had been experiencing more conflict, lately, especially since their two children had finished college and were off on their own. She said it felt like they were on different wavelengths about nearly everything - sex, money, lifestyle.

9 Reasons My Marriage Shouldn't Have Lasted -- And The Reason It Has

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 03.05.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Last month, my husband and I celebrated the 26th anniversary of the day we met. By celebrate I mean we completely forgot about it. Since we've known each other 26 years, I've known him for longer than I haven't. It didn't take long after we met for us to decide that our relationship was going to go beyond the first few dates.

I Love My Husband More After Discovering BDSM

Posted 01.23.2014 | Weddings

Want to take your relationship with your spouse to the next level? According to erotica author Red Phoenix, the trick is embracing BDSM. In a segme...

3 Surprising Habits That Can Harm A Happy Marriage

YourTango | Carolyn Owens | Posted 11.26.2013 | Fifty

3 Surprising Behaviors That Can Harm A Happy Marriage By Carolyn Owens, YourTango Sure, togetherness is important. But is there such a thing as ...

Young Singles, Seth Adam Smith's Marriage Advice Isn't for You

Wayne Self | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Wayne Self

There's a marriage advice post spreading across the Internet. It's called "Marriage Isn't for You," and it's full of sweet-sounding ideas, but I want you to take a closer look and really give some thought to the ideas that the author feels entitled to share as gospel after a year and a half of marriage.