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What do you do when you want a baby and your significant other doesn't? We know this is not an easy question to answer, so we asked Joann Paley Galst, Ph.D., an individual and couples therapist...
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In the run-up to your wedding, there are a lot of decisions that need making. Will you hire a band or a DJ? Can you seat your siblings together or is...
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Marriage is a journey, one that will be incredibly exciting and incredibly trying at the same time. It's okay if you don't feel like you're getting it right all the time, and it's...
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Trying to think of fresh date night ideas that won't break the bank can be tricky. We found ten easy adjustments to make for your next date night, from staying in and cooking an intimate dinner...
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Going to a wedding this summer? Or three? Or sixteen? Seriously—sometimes summer can seem like one long parade of white tulle and rubbery chicken. All wedding choices are unique to the couple but...
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Relationship experts tell us that the most important thing about a relationship is communication—each partner being clear and honest about their needs and expectations. If we do that, say the experts...
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In a long-term relationship, you see the absolute best and absolute worst of your partner. If you haven't tied the knot yet, you probably don't know exactly how your S.O. lives every single...
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Sometimes you see photos of newly engaged couples on Facebook or on those trendy save-the-date magnets that melt your heart and make you go, "Awww! Good for them!" Yeah, these are not those...
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Ahh, wedding season. It’s a time of year full of warm churches, cold entrées, and—thankfully—plentiful booze. Weddings have the potential to be incredibly fun or painfully awkward. But when it really...
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At times, it may seem that the easier road to take is one without your spouse. Giving up on a marriage is not always the answer—taking the time to remember why you started in the first place and...
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The idea that half of all marriages ends in divorce has become so embedded in our national consciousness that even total strangers feel like it’s perfectly okay to point out that your marriage is...
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Have you ever found yourself coming home from a tough day at work, only to find your husband sitting on the couch, watching TV, with nary a scrap of food in sight (let alone a scented bath drawn for...
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Everyone wants a happier marriage yet few people know what to do to achieve it. So many times people look to their spouse to “complete” them instead of looking inside themselves to figure out how...
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Wedding planning can be stressful. It doesn't have to be, though—you have the support of family and friends before, on, and after your wedding day. Make sure to include your guests in your...
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When you think of marriage, what comes to mind? Living together is probably at the top of that list. So what's the deal with couples starting to follow the trend of living apart together? It...
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When is the last time you reminded your S.O. just how much they mean to you? If you're wondering how to keep your man happy, you've come to the right place. These nine tips will ensure a...
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Do you think of a relationship with conflict as an unhealthy relationship? You couldn't be farther from the truth. Healthy relationships benefit from occasional conflict—in fact, it makes them...
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Your grandmother might still consider it scandalous, but living together before marriage is more common than it’s ever been. Thirty years ago, people who cohabited were breaking some serious taboos,...
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Does the entire wedding industry these days seem like one big racket to you? In your lifetime, how many thousands of dollars have you spent flying all over the country (or out of it) to watch people...
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Love, as they say, is a many-splendored thing. It feels different to everyone and means something different to everyone. What is love to you? One DC writer shares her definition.
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Friends are great for giving advice, but when it comes to tough love, sometimes strangers are best. Learn more about how to handle a friend dating your ex from the 4-way panel.
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Friends are great for giving advice but when it comes to tough love sometimes strangers are best. See the advice given on marrying a child's father from the 4-way panel.
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The union between two individuals is always something to celebrate, and a second marriage is no different. However, there are some basic etiquette rules to follow when it comes to hosting or...
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Since people today marry later than in previous generations, many couples are finding they already have a toaster and matched luggage and tend to feel guilty about requesting more “stuff.” We don’t...
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Friends are great for giving advice but when it comes to tough love sometimes strangers are best. See the advice given on waiting to have sex until marriage from the 4-way panel.

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