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10 of the Most Irritating Phrases in the English Language
Share your most annoying phrase on our Facebook page. 1. At the end of the day 2....
13 Things Your Mother-in-Law Won’t Tell You
Build a better relationship with his mother by remembering these things she'd like to say...
More Things Your Mother-in-Law Won’t Tell You
The dreaded mother-in-law! Your relationship with her can certainly place stress on your marriage. No...
Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak
Poetic, rueful, hilarious (or all three)—share these sentiments with someone you adore. Excerpted from...
Why We Love Who We Love
Read six-word love sentiments and get great Valentine's Day gift and recipe ideas. As a...
Ask Laskas: Husband Won’t Help Around the House and More Questions Answered
Questions about pets, parents, partners or office politics? E-mail Jeanne Marie Laskas at
Conjoined Twins Find a Life Apart
Conjoined twins Kendra and Maliyah Herrin made medical history when they were separated. Here, for...
Men can be jerks. Hey, don't argue with me -- I'm just reporting scientific fact....
10 Creative Dates to Spice Up Your Relationship
We live in an age of intricate technologies, 24/7 entertainment and sensory overload—so why is...
Who Remembers What?
Men may bemoan women's uncanny ability to remember every word and nuance of an argument...
Crow’s Nest: Interview With Sheryl Crow
Successful and in control, Sheryl Crow had won nine Grammys, sold more than 30 million records...
Top 15 Romantic Movie Moments
Sometimes curling up on the couch and watching a great love story is the best...
True Love Stories — What They Did For Love
On a Sunday evening last November, Patrick Moberg, 21, a website developer, was in the Union...
The Death of My Father
In his death, my father, Glenn Vernon Martin, did something he could not do in...
Denzel Washington Interview: Devoted to Family and Faith
With a pair of Oscars and a paycheck of $20 million a movie, Denzel Washington no...
Marriage-Building Exercises: Printables
Snuggle up with your spouse and have some fun with these games and checklists. Note:...
The Rebellion Stage Checklist
You may be in the Rebellion stage if: You and your spouse are having regular...
The Completion Stage Checklist
You may be in the Completion stage if: The "building" stages of your marriage --...
The Cooperation Stage Checklist
You may be in the Cooperation stage if: You have children living at home You...
The Reunion Stage Checklist
You may be in the Reunion stage if: Your children have left home or can...
The Explosion Stage Checklist
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The Passion Stage Checklist
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The Realization Stage Checklist
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Advice for Long-Married Couples
Happy, long-married couples interviewed for The Seven Stages of Marriage weren't shy about reporting that...
Has Job Loss Shaken Your Marriage?
You lose more than a paycheck when you lose a job. Whether you're downsized or...
How to Survive the Realization Stage
You may feel bewildered or alone in the Realization stage. You may find yourself criticizing...
Get Your Marriage Off Autopilot
Too often, marriage becomes comfortable, like an old pair of bedroom slippers. Cozy. Warm. Always...
Fight Unrealistic Expectations
One October morning less than three months after her marriage, Nicolle Hawthorne sat in her...
Tips for Open, Honest Talking
Couples in the Realization stage often feel they'd like to speak up -- about the...
Invite Romance Back Into Your Relationship
A funny thing happened when Kimberly and Gary Jordan made a conscious effort to put...
How to Set and Pursue Healthy Personal Goals
Finding Yourself One day, marriage therapist Patty Howell confided in her husband that she'd always...
How to Keep the Passion in Your Marriage
Experts say the first two years of marriage are crucial for building skills to carry...