healthy marriage

I'm approaching 30, and I've been dating him for over half a decade. We've lived in four cities together, and we share our home, our creative work and our dreams with each other. He's the one, and I plan to marry him. But not today. And even after all the progress we've made in the name of women's independence, I'm still shamed for it.
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Though it seems completely counterintuitive, regularly questioning my marriage actually keeps me even more committed to it.
2. Hold Each Other Accountable: Dave and I are both a little bit flirty by nature. It might be because we've both worked
Happy Wives Club founder Fawn Weaver's new book "The Argument-Free Marriage" offers a 28-day challenge to couples to achieve more marital bliss. She joins us to discuss how arguments interfere with matrimony and the best tips for mutual happiness.
Emotional maturity is an essential ingredient in creating a stable, loving, and long-lasting relationship. It does not come naturally with age. Couples who have been married 30 plus years and are still locked in a power struggle have not yet achieved emotional maturity as they are often stuck in the blame game and the cycle of reactivity.
Unfortunately, I know a thing or two about divorce. My parents divorced when I was in my twenties, and my first marriage ended in divorce after 13 years. Even my closest friends all have parents who are divorced.
Just a few short months ago, my parents celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. Like most couples, they have also faced their fair share of challenges during the duration of their marriage, and they relied on each other to get through them. I feel fortunate to have such great role models for my own marriage.
Break rooms aren't just for television or real-world offices, though. Ted and I have one in our marriage. Although it's not the kind with a coffee maker or refrigerator. We discovered it in our first year of marriage.
Pillemer, a Cornell University gerontologist, studied over 700 elders, many of whom had been married for 50 to 70 years. After
My husband and I have discussed what we want the next few years to hold for us. For example, we want to pay off debt and be more purposeful when it comes to romance. What about you? Are you and your spouse on the same page when it comes to future hopes and dreams?
James Braly joins HuffPost Live to explain why he blames Oprah for his divorce.
If you want a better shot at a marriage that lasts a lifetime, taking these actions before the big day will help you avoid becoming just another statistic and make it to the happily ever after.
Growing up with parents who aren't afraid to be themselves around each other has shown me how necessary it is to feel comfortable around your spouse or partner. It's shown me that trust follows honesty, and honesty is only possible if both parties work for it.
It's the support of a loving partner that allows newly married women to launch into areas of their career and interests that they would not have felt confident enough to explore otherwise.
As a couples' therapist, I've come to realize that people rush to marriage and sometimes get married for all the wrong reasons or they do it way too early. Couples sometimes feel they have to get married because it fits a paradigm of how they see their life.
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There isn't one universal key that unlocks the door to a happy and healthy marriage. Rather, there are many different ways
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