10 Elements of a Happy Marriage
A happy marriage is made of two halves. There are times when each person might feel disappointed, hurt, or angry with their partner. But there are also many elements that make a great marriage. Here are ten tips to help you along the way to a happy marriage.
A Meddlesome Mother-in-Law Issue? Win Your Battle a Smart Way
Not every mother-in-law deserves to be associated with that movie-comedy "Monster-in-Law", and most of them are sweet and helpful. Following are a couple of tips about how to come out victorious in a battle with that former one.
7 Signs You're in a Rebound Relationship: How to Tell When Your Current Partner Is Using You to Get Over Their Ex
Do you suspect that your boyfriend or girlfriend is still on the rebound from their last relationship? Are you worried that the rebound is you? Here are some signs that this might be the case.
What to Do When You and Your Boyfriend Have Nothing in Common: 5 Tips for Bridging the Gap
Does it seem like you and your boyfriend have nothing in common? Take a look at these tips to help bridge the gap between you.
What to Do If Your Family Doesn't Like Your Boyfriend: 5 Tips to Help Make It Work
You think your partner is a great catch, but there's only one problem: Your parents don't seem to feel the same way! Here's what to do if your family doesn't like your boyfriend.
When to Let Go of a Long-Distance Relationship
Sometimes being in a long-distance relationship can provide the perfect balance of space and closeness, but other times it can be difficult to maintain the connection. How do you know when to let go of a long-distance relationship?
7 Long Distance Relationship Gifts to Show You Care
Time spent together is most important, but what are some long distance relationship gifts you can get for your partner whenever you're apart? Check out this list for some ideas!
11 Relationship Green Flags: What to Look For in a New Partner
Though we tend to focus on noticing red flags when we meet a new person, what are some relationship green flags that show us when someone is right for us?
How to Cope With Stress as a Bride
A wedding marks a significant milestone for a couple, but it is a major event that comes with stress. Brides end up taking on a lot of stress because they're trying to make too many people happy. There are ways to minimize your stress and be happy on the day of your wedding.
Top 9 Important Things to Discuss Before Getting Married
prepare for a satisfactory marriage. Engaged couples need to discuss finances, planning, and more. Learn why doing so is beneficial from a counselor.
How to Get a Green Card Through Marriage in the United States
I went through the process of getting a green card with my spouse. I am a U.S. citizen and they are a Chilean national. They finally received their permanent residency. Here's our experience from start to finish.
What Are You Really Promising When Taking Wedding Vows?
A discussion about the commitments that people are really making when they say their wedding vows and why they should be clearly understood prior to marriage.
Can Relationships Bring You Real Happiness?
How can one cultivate and nurture relationships to foster happiness that is deep and everlasting? Learn simple and effective ways for both introverts and extroverts to achieve happiness through relationships.
11 Easy Ways to Show Your Spouse That You Care
Check out these 11 easy ways to show your spouse you care today and every day of your relationship. Not only will you be building a relationship to last a lifetime, but you will be positive role models to the next generation you're raising as well.
150+ Funny and Witty Responses to "Will You Marry Me?"
This is a collection of funny, witty, sarcastic, and surprising answers to the question "Will you marry me?" Try some of them and see your proposers' reaction!
Tips to Be Your Spouse's Best Friend and Strengthen Your Marriage
A few of my tips to be your spouse's best friend and how they can keep your marriage strong and happy.
Self-Disclosure in Romantic Relationships
When dating someone, we expect to be able to tell them anything and vice versa. The level of intimate information disclosed can be a predictor of relationship success; couples who have higher levels of disclosure tend to have more successful relationships that last longer.
How the 5 Love Languages Can Save Your Marriage and Improve Your Relationship
Is your marriage broken? Are you headed for a divorce that you really don’t want? If so, the 5 Love Languages by Dr. Gary Chapman may just help save your relationship. Discover how to identify and speak your spouse's love language and uncover the secret to a long-lasting and happy partnership.
5 Major Signs Your Long-Distance Relationship Won’t Work Out
It can take a truly solid relationship to survive the emotional trials of long-distance. Here are five signs that your long-distance relationship isn’t working, and a few tips that can help you get back on track.
How to Handle Family Issues at Your Wedding With Class
Family issues at your wedding are always difficult to address. You each have a ton of people in your lives that care a great deal about you and want the best for you. Learn how to manage this situation with class.
7 Signs a Long-Distance Relationship Is Going to Work for You
Many people will choose to break up because they’re afraid that a long-distance relationship won’t work out. But many do survive the distance. Here are five signs that a long-distance relationship is going to work for you.
The Secret to Why Some People Have Great Relationships
Some people just get along with everybody. There's a secret—it's all about values.
The Ultimate List of Cute Pet Names for Your Boyfriend or Girlfriend
A list of endearing nicknames for your boyfriend or girlfriend that you can use as their contact name on your phone or in person. Pet names are a great way to become more intimate or to show your love in a romantic way.
Getting Married? 5 Phases of Changing Your Last Name Many Women Experience
When my wife got married, no one ever told her how shocking giving up her maiden name was going to be. She felt like she had lost a part of herself. Newlyweds, you are not alone in this name-loss grief cycle.
What Is the Difference Between Flirting, Cheating, and an Affair?
While flirting does not necessarily mean that you or your partner is cheating, it can become a gateway to more serious actions. Understand the difference between flirting, cheating, and a full-blown affair to help you and your partner come to a mutual understanding.
Identifying a Real Codependent Relationship: 6 Questions to Ask Yourself
Codependent relationships can be one of the most toxic relationships to be in because it’s often hard to know when you’ve crossed the line from interdependency to codependency. Answer these questions to see if you’re in a codependent relationship.
Bring New Life to Your Marriage With These Two Enlightening Companion Books
Frustration in relationships often comes from a lack of understanding more than from a lack of love. These books will open your eyes to the mind-boggling mysteries of the opposite gender, teaching how to show respect and love in a way that will strengthen both struggling and thriving relationships.
Why Do Some People Play Mind Games in Relationships?
Many of us have had an experience with someone who was playing mind games. Both men and women tend to do this equally, and it has nothing to do with gender and more with individual personality traits.
How Your Attachment Style Can Influence Your Relationships
Our attachment styles can explain why we’re attracted to certain people and why we have the same relationship problems no matter who we date. Here's what attachment theory has to say about our romantic relationships.
7 Reasons Why It's Great to Marry a Pilot
My husband Dexter is amazing in many ways, but his top attribute is that he’s a pilot. It’s a well-kept secret, but being married to an aviator has numerous benefits far beyond the most obvious advantage, that they can fly a plane. Read on and I'll give you some examples.
Changing Your Name After Marriage: The Complete Guide
First comes love, then comes the name change! A legal name change after marriage can be a potential paperwork nightmare. Let's make it simple and ensure you don't forget anything!
How Long-Distance Relationships Work, According to Science
Many of us have been in a long-distance relationship at some point. You may be in one now. But not all are doomed to fail. Psychology gives us tips for making long-distance relationships work.