SHOWING ARTICLES TAGGED WITH Marriage

 Midlifers are wedding independence and intimacy in a whole new way

One Marriage, Two Houses

Midlifers are wedding independence and intimacy in a whole new way

by Dr. Pepper Schwartz

Here’s a reason to stop fighting that you can really embrace: it can keep weight gain and other health problems at bay.

Fighting With Your Spouse Can Make You Fat

Here’s a reason to stop fighting that you can really embrace: it can keep weight gain and other health problems at bay.

by Janice Holly Booth

 Blending families isn’t for the faint of heart. Follow these guidelines to create a strong foundation for the future.

Step-Families: How To Become a Blend Master

Blending families isn’t for the faint of heart. Follow these guidelines to create a strong foundation for the future.

by Kara Baskin

 Loyalty is the glue that holds a relationship together for the long haul.

What Separates Good Marriages From Bad Ones?

Loyalty is the glue that holds a relationship together for the long haul.

by Janice Holly Booth

When we treat our partners with more calmness and compassion, our relationship improves.

Could Your Relationship Use a Dose of Self-Awareness?

When we treat our partners with more calmness and compassion, our relationship improves.

by Janice Holly Booth

From Empty Nest to No Nest

by Janice Holly Booth

Use the unexpected to reinvent how you live each day for more fun and better relationships

Surprise: Secret Ingredient of a Happy Relationship

Use the unexpected to reinvent how you live each day for more fun and better relationships

by Janice Holly Booth

Calm or chaotic, it sets the stage for your child’s future romantic success

How’s Your Relationship With Your Teen?

Calm or chaotic, it sets the stage for your child’s future romantic success

by Janice Holly Booth

I married on the rebound and crashed big. Not until I quit trying to fall in love did the right man dance into my life.  From <em> Purple Clover</em>

The Dangerous Myth of the Perfect Love

I married on the rebound and crashed big. Not until I quit trying to fall in love did the right man dance into my life. From Purple Clover

by Mark Matousek

Before saying “I do,” consider saying “I don’t” to these traditions

Reinventing Midlife Weddings

Before saying “I do,” consider saying “I don’t” to these traditions

by Janice Holly Booth

I’m grateful for the people—family, friends, kids and mates—who make me happy, day out and day in.  From <em> Purple Clover</em>

The Loves of My Life

I’m grateful for the people—family, friends, kids and mates—who make me happy, day out and day in. From Purple Clover

by Nina Giovannitti

Take these four steps to rebuild, even deepen, a shattered relationship

Betrayed! Yes, You Can Remake Your Marriage

Take these four steps to rebuild, even deepen, a shattered relationship

by Janice Holly Booth

 The husband’s attitude is crucial to couple’s long-term happiness, reveals new research

The Surprising Manopause-Marriage Connection

The husband’s attitude is crucial to couple’s long-term happiness, reveals new research

by Janice Holly Booth

Being intentional about couple time pays off big

Put Your Work Ethic To Work in Your Relationship

Being intentional about couple time pays off big

by Janice Holly Booth

 As they hit midlife, Americans are rethinking just about every part of their lives these days— their careers, their locations, their appearances, their lifestyles and even their favorite pets (welcome back to No. 1, beagles).

Midlife Marriage: Love it, Leave it or Reinvent it

As they hit midlife, Americans are rethinking just about every part of their lives these days— their careers, their locations, their appearances, their lifestyles and even their favorite pets (welcome back to No. 1, beagles).

by Gail Belsky

The joys of sleeping alone—and then together. From <em> Purple Clover</em>

Your Bed or Mine?

The joys of sleeping alone—and then together. From Purple Clover

by Deborah Cruz

 Don’t let you mate’s crazy money habits derail your dreams

When Your Spouse Spends and Spends

Don’t let you mate’s crazy money habits derail your dreams

by Dr. Pepper Schwartz

  When you’ve been together a long time, a burst of sexual freedom can be tempting

Could Your Marriage Benefit From A Hall Pass?

When you’ve been together a long time, a burst of sexual freedom can be tempting

by Dr. Pepper Schwartz, Michael Castleman,

 If you’re a guy, it’s great. If you’re the wife, it could spell trouble for your marriage

The Trouble With Loving Your Mother In Law

If you’re a guy, it’s great. If you’re the wife, it could spell trouble for your marriage

by Janice Holly Booth

Maybe all you need is a good night’s sleep

Feeling Less Than Grateful for Your Partner?

Maybe all you need is a good night’s sleep

by Janice Holly Booth

 When things start feeling a little too serious, any couple can use a good laugh

The Male View of Marriage: Listen In

When things start feeling a little too serious, any couple can use a good laugh

by Janice Holly Booth

 Resolved! 2015 is the year you put intimacy first

Write a New Script for Sex

Resolved! 2015 is the year you put intimacy first

by Janice Holly Booth

 How your age affects the way you handle conflict with your spouse

The Older You Get the Better You Fight

How your age affects the way you handle conflict with your spouse

by Janice Holly Booth

 A happy marriage can be as good for your health as a nutritious diet

How To Live Healthily Ever After

A happy marriage can be as good for your health as a nutritious diet

by Janice Holly Booth

 We keep pairing up, and hoping for the best, but sometimes, you just have to laugh

Is Happily Ever After a Joke?

We keep pairing up, and hoping for the best, but sometimes, you just have to laugh

by Janice Holly Booth

 Research suggests that falling in love might open new paths of sexuality

Can Sexual Preference Change at Midlife?

Research suggests that falling in love might open new paths of sexuality

by Dr. Pepper Schwartz

 Yes, that’s a real word, and, believe me, you want to know what it means

The Key to Enriching Your Marriage? ZimZum

Yes, that’s a real word, and, believe me, you want to know what it means

by Janice Holly Booth

 It takes more than love to make a relationship tick long-term

The Marriage Meter: 5 Hallmarks of Happiness

It takes more than love to make a relationship tick long-term

by Dr. Pepper Schwartz

When men do housework, their partners see them as sexy. Discover the surprising sex benefits of sharing housework.

Men, Grab a Mop. It Could Be an Aphrodisiac

When men do housework, their partners see them as sexy. Discover the surprising sex benefits of sharing housework.

by Janice Holly Booth

 Research reveals the surprising result

Why You Should Make Your Wife Happy Today

Research reveals the surprising result

by Janice Holly Booth

A surprising number of couples are deciding that straying, if it’s occasional, is okay

Have You Had the Monogamy Talk?

A surprising number of couples are deciding that straying, if it’s occasional, is okay

by Dr. Pepper Schwartz

 Discover the surprising (and hopeful) reason that half of all boomers have split from their mates

The 50-Percent Divorce Factor

Discover the surprising (and hopeful) reason that half of all boomers have split from their mates

by Dr. Pepper Schwartz

Never again, vows this <em> Purple Clover</em> writer, revealing what she learned from her mistake

Should You Marry Your Best Friend?

Never again, vows this Purple Clover writer, revealing what she learned from her mistake

by Karen Sommerfeld

Forsaking the pleasures of solitude and independence to roll the dice on a new relationship,from <em> Purple Clover</em>

Moving in Together at Midlife

Forsaking the pleasures of solitude and independence to roll the dice on a new relationship,from Purple Clover

by Karen Sommerfeld

The trip to Tuscany was just the icing—the real celebration is growing together. From  <em> Purple Clover</em>

25 Years and Still in Love

The trip to Tuscany was just the icing—the real celebration is growing together. From Purple Clover

by Sharon Greenthal

Marriage stuck in the doldrums? Paddle your way to more exhilarating waters. From <em> Purple Clover</em>

Blind Date With Your Mate

Marriage stuck in the doldrums? Paddle your way to more exhilarating waters. From Purple Clover

by Shannon Bradley-Colleary

  Can <em>When Harry Met Sally </em> save your marriage? Researchers reveal the surprising answer

Movie Nights: Just As Good As Couples Therapy

Can When Harry Met Sally save your marriage? Researchers reveal the surprising answer

by Janice Holly Booth

 How to make a pre-emptive strike on sadness before the inevitable exodus

Before Your Nest Empties, Power Up Your Marriage

How to make a pre-emptive strike on sadness before the inevitable exodus

by Janice Holly Booth

Recognize the office affair danger signs and readjust that relationship…now!

When You’re Closer to Your Coworker Than Your Spouse

Recognize the office affair danger signs and readjust that relationship…now!

by Janice Holly Booth

10 easy ways to get excited about each other all over again

Your Marriage Bores You—Now What?

10 easy ways to get excited about each other all over again

by Dr. Pepper Schwartz

 If your best idea is dinner and a movie, your relationship may need a shot of adrenaline. Try these 6 adventures

Date Night Surprises for Couples in a Rut

If your best idea is dinner and a movie, your relationship may need a shot of adrenaline. Try these 6 adventures

by Dr. Pepper Schwartz

Relationship expert Dr. Pepper Schwartz offers a simple solution to this classic couple’s concern

Are You Even Listening to Me?

Relationship expert Dr. Pepper Schwartz offers a simple solution to this classic couple’s concern

by Dr. Pepper Schwartz

How learning to hunt with my husband has made us a happier couple

Taking Up Your Honey’s Hobby

How learning to hunt with my husband has made us a happier couple

by Sarah Mahoney

Five women and men let loose on their career-changing partners

News Flash! What Your Spouse Really Thinks of Your Career

Five women and men let loose on their career-changing partners

by Kara Baskin

He lived in a funky, lawless New Mexico hippie town, and slept in a drafty, former church-turned-bachelor abode. Then love and parenthood entered the picture. Can this lifestyle be saved?

First Time Fatherhood After 50, part two: From Pad to Playpen

He lived in a funky, lawless New Mexico hippie town, and slept in a drafty, former church-turned-bachelor abode. Then love and parenthood entered the picture. Can this lifestyle be saved?

by Kent Black

Or is Gwyneth Paltrow’s catchy phrase just a different way to say the D word?

Is Conscious Uncoupling a Better Way to Break Up?

Or is Gwyneth Paltrow’s catchy phrase just a different way to say the D word?

by Austin O’Connor

He was a devoutly single globe-trotting journalist. She was a writer enduring unimaginable loss. Together they rewrote their futures—with a baby

The Ultimate Transition: First Time Fatherhood after Fifty

He was a devoutly single globe-trotting journalist. She was a writer enduring unimaginable loss. Together they rewrote their futures—with a baby

by Kent Black

The uniqueness of Munzel’s quest for a spot on the team is not lost on her coaches, when they saw her race they thought, “where did she come from?”

Part 2: 50-Year-Old Jacki Munzel Speed Skates the Comeback Trail to the Olympic Trials

The uniqueness of Munzel’s quest for a spot on the team is not lost on her coaches, when they saw her race they thought, “where did she come from?”

Competing against skaters younger than her kids doesn’t deter Munzel from her Olympic quest

Part 1: 50-Year-Old Jacki Munzel Speed Skates the Comeback Trail to the Olympic Trials

Competing against skaters younger than her kids doesn’t deter Munzel from her Olympic quest

by Lorenzo Benet

Forget writing your spouse another to-do list and start showing your appreciation. Learn great tips for a happy marriage.

8 Ways to Celebrate Your Husband (or Wife). Tonight!

Forget writing your spouse another to-do list and start showing your appreciation. Learn great tips for a happy marriage.

by Brooke Lea Foster

When the nest empties, a woman takes a fresh look at her marriage. Is companionship enough to sustain it?

Ask Coach Pamela: “Can My Sex-Less Marriage Survive?”

When the nest empties, a woman takes a fresh look at her marriage. Is companionship enough to sustain it?

by Pamela Mitchell

The number of families where the woman is the big earner is growing, creating tension and breakdowns in communication.

Are You Humming the Breadwinner Blues?

The number of families where the woman is the big earner is growing, creating tension and breakdowns in communication.

by Elaine Pofeldt