How to Live and Work with Your Spouse without Getting Divorced

How to Live and Work with Your Spouse without Getting Divorced

Many people today are taking advantage of today’s entrepreneurial culture and the internet to leave the corporate world and start working for themselves. Many of those people are married couples and it can be a wonderful experience that brings couples closer and strengthens their marriage. But it can also lead to tension and stress. A […]

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Marking National Marriage Week with the Best 50 Marriage Tips

Marking National Marriage Week with the Best 50 Marriage Tips

This week is National Marriage Week; a time to celebrate the institution of marriage as a whole and our own marriages as well. The editors at YourTango.com decided to mark the occasion by asking 50 different marriage and relationship experts for their one best marriage tip. That adds up to 50 tips that experts think […]

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5 Ways to Keep Your Marriage Happy Over the Holidays

5 Ways to Keep Your Marriage Happy Over the Holidays

The Thanksgiving holiday is one that is centered on sharing quality time with our families and our mates. But it can also be a stressful time and that stress can affect our marriages, both in the short-term and long after the holidays are over. Expectations and ideals are high; we want everything to be warm, […]

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5 Myths about Relationships That Could Ruin Your Marriage

5 Myths about Relationships That Could Ruin Your Marriage

It’s often said that movies, television and novels have created myths about love and marriage that have done nothing to help people have happy, satisfying and sustainable relationships. We would have to agree. Romantic comedies and classic novels have created icons of “perfect” mates and given us unrealistic pictures of what a “forever” relationship looks […]

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New Study – An Empty Nest May Improve Your Marriage

New Study – An Empty Nest May Improve Your Marriage

Many couples worry that once the kids have grown and gone, they’ll be left alone with each other, with nothing in common and nothing to talk about anymore. Other couples look forward to those years, imagining more time alone together as a couple and more freedom to enjoy it. But what can couples realistically expect […]

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How to Apply Seth Adam Smith’s Advice to Your Own Marriage

How to Apply Seth Adam Smith’s Advice to Your Own Marriage

This week, a man few of us have heard of wrote a post on marriage that immediately went viral. In his short but extremely important post, “Marriage Isn’t For You,” Seth Adam Smith, a young video producer and writer, recounts some surprising advice his father gave him just before his wedding 18 months ago. That […]

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10 Reasons Women Stay in Bad Marriages

10 Reasons Women Stay in Bad Marriages

How many times have you looked at an unhappily married woman and said, “I wouldn’t tolerate that. I would leave?” Sometimes it’s hard to understand why women stay in situations that we think we would abandon. But perhaps other women look at our marriages and think the same thing. Just as women marry for different […]

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Don’t Let a Communication Breakdown Ruin Your Marriage

Don’t Let a Communication Breakdown Ruin Your Marriage

Good communication is absolutely essential to a happy marriage. When your communication breaks down, when conversations become fights and sharing becomes silence, your marriage can break down as well. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Sue Butler has a very informative, short video on YourTango this week that gives some great advice on how to fix […]

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15 Pieces of Unconventional Advice on How to Stay Married

15 Pieces of Unconventional Advice on How to Stay Married

Most of the articles we share with you would be considered fairly serious and fairly mainstream as well. This week, though, we wanted to share a blog post that’s a bit of a departure. Author Lydia Netzer’s “15 Ways to Stay Married for 15 Years” is featured on HuffingtonPost.com this week and it’s a great […]

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5 Ways to Keep Your Marriage Exciting

5 Ways to Keep Your Marriage Exciting

Every marriage goes through its “dry” spells now and again, with the excitement of the bedroom seeming like a distant memory that will never return. Usually it does and all on its own. But if you’d like to get a little help with keeping your marriage exciting and avoiding some of those dry spells, YourTango.com’s […]

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