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10 Reasons Second Marriages Are The Best Marriages

Jennifer Cullen | Posted 12.09.2014 | Divorce
Jennifer Cullen

Time has taught us that it is harder for people to change as we get older and more set in our ways. We know we can't change our spouse, and we're okay with that or else we wouldn't have married them.

How to Have the Perfect Stepfamily Holiday

Barbara Goldberg | Posted 11.20.2014 | Divorce
Barbara Goldberg

So, you want to have a perfect holiday. The tree is decorated beautifully. The weather is cold and crispy. The food is cooked to perfection. The only thing missing is...a family that has not experienced divorce.

s The Stepdaughter-Stepmother Relationship Doomed?

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 11.17.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

I'm a 17-year-old female and nearing the end of my life as a child. My parents have been divorced for about four years now, which is for the better, but a year ago, my father married a woman I cannot bear to be around.

Luckier the Second Time

Kristin Shaw | Posted 10.29.2014 | Women
Kristin Shaw

With his unending kind words, and his steady confidence, he has helped me find my way back to myself. Through him, I have realized that no one can put me back together; that's up to me.

The Indispensability of President Hillary Clinton to Marriage, Gender Equality and Religious Freedom

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 11.22.2014 | Religion
Douglas Kmiec

The sacramental side of marriage is quite significant, and when honored can be liberating in surprising ways. Women are still bearing a far greater share of responsibility for child-rearing. We need a female president to actualize the potential of the female gender.

What if We Could All be Like Brangelina?

Barbara Goldberg | Posted 11.02.2014 | Entertainment
Barbara Goldberg

What if Brad had been a woman who had taken on the responsibility of her man's children? Uh oh! Now, that woman would be labeled a stepmother, and we all know what that means. She would be looked upon as a mistress for the rest of her life.

On Grace as a Weapon

Jesse James DeConto | Posted 10.26.2014 | Religion
Jesse James DeConto

Deafened by my own defensiveness, I couldn't hear that Prudence was trying to be true to herself more than she was judging me.

Love and... Remarriage: Etiquette for an Encore Wedding

Cheryl Seidel | Posted 10.25.2014 | Weddings
Cheryl Seidel

A good friend of mine was getting remarried and it was an amazing event. When planning her wedding, she told me it was a challenge to find information, advice or inspiration for her Encore wedding.

This Couple Is Proof That Love Can Survive Anything -- Even Divorce

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 08.22.2014 | Divorce

Jenna Daugherty has a happily-ever-after story that went slightly off course -- but that's exactly why it's so great. Last Saturday, the Ohio resid...

When a Stepmother Has Her Period

Barbara Goldberg | Posted 10.05.2014 | Divorce
Barbara Goldberg

I see all the stepmothers running to spas and hotels for seven days a month. Then, over time, all of the stepmothers' periods would start to coordinate to the same week each month (The McClintock Effect). Now, the world would be without any stepmothers for one week every month.

When The Pieces Came Together

Wendy Fontaine | Posted 10.04.2014 | Parents
Wendy Fontaine

"I think I'm going to practice calling James 'dad,'" Angie said, her eyes fixed on the scene unfolding across our kitchen table.

Dear Family Whisperer: You Can't Go Home but You Can Grow Up -- Here's How

Melinda Blau | Posted 09.30.2014 | Parents
Melinda Blau

With grandparents staying active and healthy longer, many families are trying to figure out how to have stress-free three-generation gatherings.

Remarriage and Renewal

Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. | Posted 09.10.2014 | Divorce
Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

Many parents and children who felt bruised and battered following the break-up of the original family find healing and satisfaction in the new start promised by remarriage. The new marriages that thrive are those where the partners have worked on these 5 Rs together.

To Blend or Not to Blend: The Pros and Cons of a Blended Family

Amy Lord | Posted 08.24.2014 | Divorce
Amy Lord

All I can say is step lightly. No one is replaceable. No one is replacing your child's mommy or daddy. It is a new situation and a very delicate one at that.

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...

Saying Goodbye

Tammy Nelson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.05.2014 | Divorce
Tammy Nelson, Ph.D.

Ever wondered what saying "Goodbye" in a healthy way might look like? Because it seems like none of us detach very well from relationships. That's why they make frozen yogurt and Netflix, right?

'Always A Bride, Never A Bridesmaid'

Lara Lillibridge | Posted 08.04.2014 | Divorce
Lara Lillibridge

When I see my mother and her partner dance in the kitchen while making breakfast after being together for over 35 years, I want that. I'm just not sure that I want to subject that kind of love to the institution of marriage. It's not something I've excelled at, and love is too precious to risk.

Finding Bliss When Remarrying With Children

Valerie DeLoach | Posted 09.30.2014 | Divorce
Valerie DeLoach

Are we still blissfully happy like a couple of newlyweds? Sure, but it's not quite the same blissfully happy when you are in a blended family.

DIY Ideas for Incorporating Children into Second Weddings

Rachel Sherman | Posted 07.13.2014 | Weddings
Rachel Sherman

A second marriage is different. It starts with a second wedding. This wedding is also different. First of all, you are an old hat. Second of all, much of the weight is (hopefully) lifted.

Of Mothers and Sons (and Daughters and Stepdaughters)

Jennifer Cullen | Posted 07.13.2014 | Parents
Jennifer Cullen

I have a son too. He turned 17 in March. He's six feet tall, kind, smart, handsome. He's leaving for college in a year. Or so. And I frequently catch myself looking at him when he doesn't know it. (Because if he knew, he'd say, "Why are you looking at me like that?")

Proof That Love Is Better The Second Time Around

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 04.21.2014 | Divorce

We all have the one who got away. For Jane Mattson, it was Steve Shapiro. After pairing off in temple youth group, Mattson and Shapiro got engaged...

I've Been Unconsciously Coupling for Years!

Barbara Goldberg | Posted 06.09.2014 | Divorce
Barbara Goldberg

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin decided to consciously uncouple. When I became uncoupled, it was called divorce. I used to feel bad about myself, but...

How To Make Sure Your Next Marriage Is Your Last Marriage

Posted 04.01.2014 | Divorce

Saying "I do" is a bit different the second time around. You accept the proposal with more reservations (getting a divorce, however long ago it's been...

How to Avoid Making Your Lawyer Rich or Damaging Your Children

Krista Barth | Posted 06.01.2014 | Divorce
Krista Barth

4. You can be the parent better at organizing schoolwork or coaching football, just like in an intact marriage, but you cannot "replace" the other parent for the child.

6 Things To Remember When Planning A Second Wedding

Teri McCowan | Posted 05.21.2014 | Divorce
Teri McCowan

My fiancé and I are in our mid-50s. This is the second marriage for both of us, and god willing, our last. My expectations are very different this time around. My focus isn't on how things will look in the pursuit of perfection but rather on the meaning of the celebration.