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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 Realization Stage Checklist
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The Completion Stage Checklist
You may be in the Completion stage if: The "building" stages of your marriage --...
The Rebellion Stage Checklist
You may be in the Rebellion stage if: You and your spouse are having regular...
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
You may be in the Passion stage if: [step-list-wrapper title="" time=""] [step-item number="1. " image_url=""...
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...
Fight Unrealistic Expectations
One October morning less than three months after her marriage, Nicolle Hawthorne sat in her...
Get Your Marriage Off Autopilot
Too often, marriage becomes comfortable, like an old pair of bedroom slippers. Cozy. Warm. Always...
Tips for Open, Honest Talking
Couples in the Realization stage often feel they'd like to speak up -- about the...
De-Stress and Make Love Again
Sex isn't everything. But when it's not going right -- or barely going at all,...
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...
Will Smith Interview: Will Power
There's a Rubik's Cube on the coffee table, not three feet from where Will Smith...
3 People Who Steal Your Energy
They're everywhere -- people who make themselves feel better at our expense. "But if we're...
The Secrets of Male Friendships
"Man Date" For much of the 20th century, most people believed that men were too...
Partners in Crime
For winter recreation, it doesn't get much better than Mt. Bachelor, with its 3,365-foot vertical...
How to Spot a Liar
A friend says a gift is in the mail when it isn't. A neighbor swears...
The Science of a Happy Marriage
Can a married couple be too close for their own good? Can intimacy lead a...
Jeff Bridges: On Marriage
Jeff Bridges won best actor at the Golden Globe and Screen Actor's Guild (SAG) awards...
Cultivate Better Bonds With Neighbors and Friends
Modern life is a lot less conducive to friendships and neighborliness than it used to...
Develop Good Coworker Relations
Essential Bonds You can pick your friends, but you can't pick your coworkers. Yet you...
Big Boys Don’t Cry — and Other Myths About Men and Their Emotions
Who chokes up at sappy movies? Who gets so swept away by excitement that they...
Healthy Ways to Deal With Guilt
Ask anyone to define "guilt," and they hem and haw. It's a feeling that's kind...