marriage

Doomed by our matching tattoos?

I Got Matching Tattoos With My Husband Because I Wanted To Curse Our Marriage

It's over. I know it's over because at least three people have told me that if you have your partner's name tattooed literally anywhere on your body (but especially if it's visible), your relationship is going to fall apart.

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Marital Compatibility: It’s About More Than Being “In Love”

This article first appeared on Divorced Moms and has been republished with permission.


Emily Cowen, a musical artist I enjoy sings, “Even though we just met, these feelings are so beautiful, you and me were meant to be together.” And that is where “love” songs get love wrong. You’ve just met, the feelings are beautiful so, goodness gracious, you must be meant to be together.

Wrong!

Long-lasting marriages and relationships aren’t based on beautiful feelings. They thrive because of compatibility and the unique differences both genders bring to the relationship and how well each can resolve conflict.

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The Upside To Scheduling Sex

After we had our first kid, we decided it would be a good idea to have a weekly standing sex date. Yes, we started scheduling sex!

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Yes, You Can Fix A Sexless Marriage. Here’s How.

Don’t give up without giving these ideas a try. Read...
Tracing the Desire Line by Melissa Matthewson

Tracing The Desire Line: A Q&A With Melissa Matthewson

I had the pleasure of chatting with author Melissa Matthewson about her recently published memoir in essays, Tracing the Desire Line.  Read...
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10 Things You Don’t Learn About Marriage Until You’ve Been Married At Least A Decade

This article by AnnaMarie Houlis first appeared on Fairygodboss and has been republished with permission.


More than 90 percent of the population marries by age 50, according to the American Psychological Association. But just because people get married, doesn't mean they really understand marriage.

We asked women who've been married for at least a decade to share what they've learned about marriage. According to them, you don't truly get marriage until you've been married this long. Here's what there is to grasp...

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This Mother's Day Let's Stop Treating Emotional Labor Like Extra-Credit Work For Men 

...[M]en get a lot of praise for the “extra-credit work” they do in regards to domestic labor (the actual house cleaning and keeping work) and emotional labor (the invisible work that ensures the rest gets done) no matter what day of the year.

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Cleaning Up After Your Husband Is Not A "Blessing"

Last week, the internet went into an understandable uproar when a Christian woman decided to take to Facebook to talk about how she is

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