Relationships - Marriage

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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    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...

    A Widow Went White Water Rafting With Her Husband’s Ashes. What Happened Next Was Devastatingly Beau...

    How Neshama Franklin wound up paying tribute to her late husband—and healing herself in the process.

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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...

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    Nuggets of Marriage Advice From Divorced People

    Hindsight is 20/20, especially when it comes to relationships. Strengthen yours with tips from those who can clearly see what...

    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

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    Marriage Advice From People Who Have Been Together 50+ Years

    For more than five decades, these nine couples have stuck together through thick and thin, and in sickness and health....

    The 5 Lies That Are Okay to Tell Your Partner

    Sometimes honesty isn't the best policy.

    4 Powerful Ways to Use Body Language for Better Relationships

    Body language has been said to impact a relationship more than words and tone of voice combined. Here's how to...

    5 Powerfully Simple Ways to Diffuse a Fight With Your Partner

    Tell a joke. Sit on something soft. Ask this question. These weird-but-effective expert tips can help you resolve marital spats...

    7 of the Best Pieces of Advice for a Happier, Stronger Relationship, As Seen On Reddit

    We mined the social networking site for what a few of its 7 million registered users had to say...

    Away From Your Partner? 8 Tricks You Can Try to Strengthen Your Relationship

    Not all couple-building occurs when you're with your significant other. "Time apart offers the opportunity to take your relationship to...

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    The Stranger Who Changed My Life: A Short Love Story

    In this true short love story, a party girl meets her match as she passes through Montana with a traveling...

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    10 Wise Quotes You Can Use to Stop an Argument In Its Tracks

    Great thinkers speak the truth about the senselessness of squabbles.

    A Devoted Husband Confesses: Why I Wear Two Wedding Bands

    A man explains to a stranger how wearing a second wedding band has changed his life.

    Meet the Patron Saint of Introverts

    How Susan Cain is leading a quiet revolution.

    10 Ways to Keep Your Marriage Together After Losing a Job

    Ten survival tips for maintaining marriage after a job loss.

    What Marge & Homer Simpson Have to Say About Love

    They may be an unconventional (and, yes, fictional) couple, but they've made it work for 25 years and counting. Here's...

    Here’s How I Learned to Be a Better Listener

    Forced by his doctor to stop talking, the author found a new way of hearing people thanks to his so-called...

    Outrageous Love and Marriage in the News

    Sometimes "til death do you part" isn't soon enough.

    Maria Bartiromo’s Guide to Money and Marriage

    You fight over finances, right? Here's how to keep the cash and the passion.

    “The Best Relationship Advice I Ever Got”

    For the 1.2 million lovebirds who will be married this summer, our resident voice of reason shares a few secrets...

    8 Lessons in Love From the World’s Happiest Couples

    With the help of a few sociologists (and Reader's Digest), author Chrisanna Northrup interviewed more than 80,000 people around the...

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    Wedding Flower Arrangements You Can Do Yourself

    Home decor expert Baroness Monica von Neumann shares sophisticated flower arrangements that you can do yourself for an elegant wedding.

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    6 Surprisingly Easy Romantic Things to Do

    We found simple romantic ideas—delight your sweetie in unexpected places!