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5 Foolproof Ways To Make Your Marriage Last

Suzanne Stavert | Posted 11.10.2014 | Fifty
Suzanne Stavert

A successful marriage should be a resumé topper, the icing on the proverbial cake of accomplishments. I am incredibly proud of us and so fortunate to have found the man of my dreams who has given me a glorious life. However, don't think for one second that our life together has not been filled with many challenges.

15 Biggest Marriage Regrets From Middle-Aged Divorcees

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 10.27.2014 | Fifty

Divorce triggers a lot of different emotions, everything from sadness to regret. In some cases, a split is precipitated by a factor outside the marria...

Turns Out, 'Happy Wife, Happy Life' Is Pretty Dead On

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Adams | Posted 09.22.2014 | Weddings

There's all sorts of antiquated marriage advice out there, but it turns out that there's one relationship trope that actually holds true: "Happy wife,...

Leaving New York City Without My Wife

Mike Bushman | Posted 11.15.2014 | Fifty
Mike Bushman

When I left New York's Long Island City to drive home to Illinois, I left someone very important behind: My wife, Cathy. Granted, I've known this day was coming since early June. That's when she received an offer to take on her dream challenge; a chance to test all of the skills she has developed and honed since skating into her teenage years.

19 Pieces Of Marriage Advice From People Who Think About Love All Day Long

Posted 09.02.2014 | Weddings

By Kellee Khalil for Lover.ly We reached out to our wedding blogger pals to get their best tips for a happy marriage. Read on for what they had to ...

In a Marriage You Can Allow Mistakes to Eat Away at the Foundation of Your Union or You Let Them Empower You

Melissa Chapman | Posted 10.28.2014 | Weddings
Melissa Chapman

I needed every experience and mistake I've made as an individual and in my marriage to help guide and get me to the next stage of my life. I won't live with regrets and I also know that in holding a grudge the only person who suffers is me.

The 2 Simple Words That Will Improve Your Marriage

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 10.14.2014 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

My husband has a lot more patience than I do. So he does a lot of the things around the house that require that particular virtue.

Why So Many Women Are Divorcing Fabulous, Faithful Husbands

Randi Gunther | Posted 10.13.2014 | Fifty
Randi Gunther

Not so many years ago, married men had the freedom to live by one set of rules away from home, and a different set at the hearth. Because they held the power to distribute resources however they wished, they could decide what and when to share them. As women have become legitimate wage earners with more powerful voices, they have challenged their chosen partners.

The 3 Questions Everyone Should Ask Before Marriage

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 10.13.2014 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

There's no perfect method or algorithm for choosing a mate. But according to the elders, taking a step back and asking these three questions about your relationship can help you avoid a tragic mistake -- or move you toward a long, fulfilling life together.

Don't Stop Having Sex, And Other Marriage Tips From Divorcees

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 08.12.2014 | Divorce

It might sound counterintuitive, but hear us out: if anyone has the right to give advice on happy, healthy marriages, it's people who are now divorced...

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.

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 08.04.2014 | 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 08.02.2014 | 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...