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We know that marriage is about a whole lot more than saying “I Do.” That’s why we’ve got lots of helpful, trusted advice; sweet true stories (?); and chuckle-worthy cartoons to share with that special someone.

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11 Communication Rules Every Couple Should Follow in Their Relationship

When thinking about what makes a relationship truly successful, a few words might come to mind: Trust, honesty, openness, and...

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28 Real Couples Reveal How They Knew They Found “The One”

Was it that shy glance, the clever line—or an offer to fix a clogged sink? As our readers’ stories attest,...

Yes, There Is an Actual Day When Your Partner Is Most Likely to Cheat

We can now predict, down to the day and time, when your partner will contact their secret lover.

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24 Summer Love Stories That Will Make You Swoon

According to these truly epic tales of romance, one way to find a love that lasts in summer is to...

The 12 Things You Should Tell Your Spouse Every Day for a Happier Marriage

Are you in less of the honeymoon phase and more of the “don’t forget paper towels on your way home”...

7 Ways to Be More Accepting of Your Partner—and Build a Stronger Relationship

Every relationship has its fair share of arguments. So is there really a strategy to end the fighting between you...

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The Secret to a Happy Marriage Is NOT Communication, Experts Say

Sometimes it pays off to pick your battles.

The Four-Letter Word That Can End Any Fight—No, Not THAT Word!

Heated arguments can bring out words you'll regret, so stop that cruelty in its tracks.

When Your Spouse Doesn’t Like Your BFFs, It’s the Marriage That Suffers, Says Science

A new study finds that our taste in friends may hold the key to a happy marriage, or actually destroy...

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The Best Wedding Dress for Your Body Type

Whether you want to balance a pear-shaped bottom or add curves to a lean physique, we know exactly which wedding...

Attention, Couples: 6 Ways to Become a Better Listener—and Strengthen Your Relationship

Fights are unavoidable. These communications skills can help you and your significant other work things out smoothly.

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The Notably Unromantic Reason We Have Bridesmaids and Groomsmen at Weddings

Thank goodness modern bridesmaids and groomsmen don't have the duties they had centuries ago.

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The Adorable Significance Behind Flower Girls at Weddings

They serve a much bigger purpose than simply being the cutest member of a wedding party.

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Marriage Advice: 7 Expert-Backed Relationship Tips to Get the Love You Want

Expert advice and relationship tips on the best ways to form a tighter bond, unlock more happiness, take on tough...

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How Did the Wedding Bouquet Toss Tradition Get Started Anyway?

The reason behind this time-honored wedding tradition might surprise you.

There’s Science Behind Why Some Couples Look Like They’re Related

Research into how we choose our mate reveals some surprises.

Don’t Date After Divorce—Without Doing These 11 Things First

After you're over your marriage, it could be time to get back in the game.

Call Off Your Wedding Now If You Spot Any of These 7 Red Flags

One divorcée looks back on the clues she didn't see leading up to her ill-fated marriage. If any of these...

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11 Ways You Can Get Back to the Honeymoon Phase of Your Relationship

At first you're thrilled to discover each other's desires, passions, and quirks. Fast-forward a few years or decades and that...

11 Things to Never Post About Your Relationship on Social Media

When it comes to social media and relationships, less is definitely more. Here’s what experts say should stay offline.


Anniversary Traditions That Keep Happy Couples Happy

These sweet rituals are not just sentimental. Whether you do them once a year or once a day, they’ll keep...

15 Things This Divorce Lawyer Wants All Married People To Know

Once you know the real reasons couples end up in his office, you can take steps to make sure you...

Why Forgetting Their Anniversary Was the Best Thing This Couple Ever Did

This couple's "every-other-year" anniversary rule is the best idea ever.

28 Little Things You Can Do Right Now to Make Your Marriage Happier

It's not diamonds and flowers that make a marriage, but the little things—and taking these small, simple steps over time...

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Marriage Advice for Newlyweds That Every Couple Should Read

A good marriage doesn’t just happen. Experts, real-life newlyweds, and seasoned married couples share 10 surprising secrets to create a...

9 Things All Good Listeners Do During Daily Conversations

Communication is crucial in this high-stress, high-speed, and high-tech world. Sometimes amid all that’s going on, we forget to really...

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Surprising Secrets of the Most Happily Married Couples

Think you know the rules for a healthy, happy marriage? Some of these secrets from happy couples may make you...

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On the Eve of Her Daughter’s Wedding, A Mother Realizes a Surprising Truth About Marriage

As she considers advice to give her daughter, Ruth Pennebaker realizes that marriage is an ever-changing adventure