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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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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....


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 Reddit.com 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.


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.


“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.


“I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced”

When her family would not help her escape the horror her life had become, this Yemeni child acted on her...

Why Can’t Linda Carswell Get Her Husband’s Heart Back?

After an inconclusive autopsy report, Jerry Carswell’s heart remains in a refrigerated cabinet in a hospital lab instead of being...


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The Happy Relationship: 8 Tips to Avoid Marriage Counseling

Experts say for a happy relationship, it’s important to heighten and reinforce your sense of oneness, then guard and protect...


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True Romance: The Second Time’s the Charm

RON: Pepper would describe me as a ladies’ man, and I was. Twenty-five years ago, I dated a lot of


Secrets of Happy Second Marriages

Can love be lovelier the second time around? Experts say yes, and share their secrets for building successful second marriages.


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Is He Really Right For You?

Most women would prefer to be part of a couple. It’s often hard to meet someone new, and even more


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6 Tips to Work Successfully with Your Spouse

How you handle working with your spouse can determine whether it's a wonderful way to make your marriage stronger or...