Forgive and be forgiven.
Forgive and be forgiven.
What happens when a sloppy woman marries a fastidious man.
Let’s do this gratitude thing.
I can do it alone, but I don’t always have to.
How to turn drunken sex with strangers into intimacy.
Two months into our trip, I finally figured out why my boyfriend and I were fighting.
If we can stay connected, maybe you can too.
But unfortunately, my husband doesn’t see it that way.
On an idyllic weekend getaway, I learn once again that happiness can’t be planned.
I thought I knew everything about relationships. Then she handed me a quiz.
How biology, evolution, and cultural training conspire against smooth communication.
This Thanksgiving, make the leap from “thanks” to deep, true appreciation.
Wisdom about love is everywhere, not just in the self-help section.
A few hundred miles from San Francisco, a sky full of stars awaits.
My fiancé was never taught to feel, communicate, or apologize. Now we’re learning together.
On the surface we looked like a talkative wife and silent husband. Underneath, ghosts were at war.
How Couples Can Make It Through the Most Turbulent Time of the Month
Hate results from a powerful combination of two awful feelings.
5 Pieces of Inspiration to Keep You Out of Divorce Court
Here’s what to do when you fall apart, or your partner does.
Managing money, sex, kids, time, work, and play—and what you post on social media.
Stay in view of your partner, but keep to your own path.
What 1,000 divorces taught me about the truths underlying marriage.
How to really commit, and what you can do to create a good foundation.
Despite our best efforts to steer and control it, love is a shape-shifter.
The Babymoon Ended When My Husband Starting Telling Me How to Mother
My girlfriend set me free to see other women—on one condition.
You don’t need luck to enjoy a passionate, mutually reverent marriage. You need some fierce, wild love.
Marrying young means changing fast while trying to stay together.
If you married your high-school or college sweetheart, keep in mind these challenges and strategies.
You can’t just blame your partner and walk away from crazy. You have to change.
How we co-create solutions instead of fighting to each get our own way.
Thinking of leaving out a mistake from your past or a few current dreams? Don’t.
It took “I don’t respect you” to realize my impact.
If you want to know how to do marriage, ask the people who’ve been doing it for decades.
An arrow to the heart and a challenge to make a tacky little kimono my bitch.
Of Clomid, tedious sex, secret resentments, and unresolved longing.
Whoever said couples should solve every argument before bed? Sleep on it and you may forget the fight altogether.
Marriage goes far beyond spouse and children. Your family, friends, and entire community have a stake.
How to figure out what you really want, and communicate it to your partner, before resentment sets in.
Fear kept private builds on itself, but share your fears and watch trust grow.
Celebrate another year with realistic expectations, stored-away smartphones, and no selfies.
In the natural world, the strongest elements know how to bend and not break. Do you?
Taking on extra responsibility makes you no better than anyone else. Do it out of love or skip it.
Learn to fall in love with life itself, and watch your relationship blossom.
Hope versus doubt, or the conundrum of cognitive dissonance for the engaged couple.
Instead of giving in, butting heads, or walking away, figure out that one specific thing you are so unwilling to let go of.
Your new spouse isn’t your ex, but that can be hard to remember while living in the shadow of an unhappy marriage.
The surprisingly simple question that can turn an argument into a constructive discussion.
When words get in the way, use your intuition and your body to reconnect with your partner on a deeper level.
Studies are beginning to prove what we already know—smartphone obsession is a relationship killer.
Do you sometimes doubt your love? Great, that means you have a functioning brain.
The way you start a fight says a lot about your relationship’s future, so when you come out swinging, keep it clean.
It’s the small daily omissions that erode a relationship. How I finally learned to show up and tell the truth.
Post this on your fridge. Walk to fridge during your next fight. Follow the directions.
Let’s face it—everyone wants something a little weird now and then.
In my open marriage, feelings of jealousy and rejection emerge in unexpected places, and point the way toward growth.
If you want to stay together, remember this equation: Five good things for every bad one.
Beneath the provoking, accusing, defending, and yelling lies an instinct telling you, “Be afraid. Be very, very afraid.”
The better your boundaries, the freer you are to care for yourself and truly love your partner.
Simply saying you’re sorry isn’t enough. If you really regret your actions, take the time to do it right.
It’s not the most fun way to spend an evening, but the data is clear: Couples who argue are better off than those who never rock the boat.
We all want to avoid it, but when we do, we miss out on the perfect opportunity to get closer to our partner.