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Marriage

Marriage is intended to be a lifelong commitment, but more and more marriages today end in divorce. Learn about creating a marriage that will last with advice from professional experts and personal anecdotes.

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Talking to Your Spouse: Men and Women Speak a Different Language

Miscommunication between spouses is not necessarily because of gender stereotypes or an unwillingness to communicate -- men and women simply have different ways of speaking. Learn how men and women can communicate effectively. See more »

Separate fact from fiction as we debunk 10 common divorce myths. See more »

Happily Unmarried

Dorian Solot is executive director of The Alternatives to Marriage Project, a non-profit organization that advocates for fair treatment of unmarried people. Here, she speaks about the growing appeal of the unmarried movement among Americans. See more »

How to Build Marital Bliss

There is no couple that doesn't have to work hard at improving their relationship. Learn how to keep marital bliss from waxing and waning as the years go by. See more »

Love and Sex After Children: How to Keep the Flame Alive

Caring for children can be both physically and emotionally draining, and that can have a negative effect on the love and romance in your marriage. Learn how to keep the fire going after you've had kids. See more »

You may have tried everything you can imagine, but it doesn't look like things will work out with your spouse. The question is: Should you stay together for the kids' sake? Many experts believe you should. See more »

Deflating 6 Common  Marriage Myths

Rather than allowing myths about marriage to undermine your relationship, you should find those truths that help keep relationships strong. Separate fact from fiction as we deflate myths about marriage. See more »

Keeping Stress From Undermining Your Marriage

Marital problems become magnified when the partners take their personal stresses out on each other. Learn how to manage your stress and save your marriage. See more »

Every couple argues, and it's healthy to feel free to share your opinion with your spouse. The key is to make sure that you fight fairly. See more »

There's no doubt that communication is essential to maintaining a strong, healthy marriage, but remember that you don't have to talk to be communicating. In fact, as the old adage says, actions sometimes speak louder than words. See more »