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Secret to Long Marriage

The Philosophy That Will Ruin A Marriage

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

If you read blogs or go on Facebook or even watch the news, you've probably heard about the post written by Seth Adam Smith -- Marriage Isn't For You. In the post, Mr. Smith writes thoughtfully and sincerely about his brief (1 1/2-year) marriage and the advice his father gave him about what marriage is for.

How A Blissfully Bored Forever-Married Couple Learned To Hold Hands Again

Candy Schulman | Posted 11.30.2013 | Fifty
Candy Schulman

It's impossible to explain the evolution of a long-term marriage to an 18-year-old. I once vowed to never turn into the marriage of my parents. And I remember the shock when my mother told me, 'Your father and I still make love.' She was in her seventies.

Here's The Real Secret To A Happy Long-Time Marriage

Posted 07.02.2013 | Fifty

Ever argue with your spouse over money or how to handle the children or even what movie you should watch on Saturday night? As you age, you may find y...

Before 'I Do,' Ask This Question

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 04.02.2013 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

In our interviews with hundreds of long-married couples about what works and what doesn't for a long and satisfying relationship... it turns out that our elders believe there's something close to a 'magic bullet' when it comes to deciding in a relationship: 'Should I stay or should I go?'

Learning How To Fight: Four Wise Tips For Couples

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 01.05.2013 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

These "experts" on marriage agreed that one thing all couples need to do -- if you want to remain married as long as they have -- is to learn to communicate about conflicts. More specifically, we all need to learn how to fight.

This Common Belief Can Sink Your Marriage

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2012 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

You can't spend your time calculating "50 percent in, 50 percent back." The attitude has to be one of giving freely. And according to the elders, if you start keeping score you're already in deep trouble.