Tag: marriage

7 Traits That Lead to a Long & Happy Marriage

If you’ve read up on a lot of relationship advice, you realize that there has always been a debate about whether it’s good to marry someone who’s totally the opposite of you versus someone who has a similar personality. In reality, the essence of your and your partner’s personalities don’t really matter in relationships. What […]

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6 Key Ways to Improve Communication Skills with Your Partner

Of course, while falling in love is so exciting, it’s also nerve-racking. Thanks to all those hormones stimulated by the churning of lust, attraction and attachment, couples in the falling in love stage of relationships may not be, shall we say, fully grounded yet. If you are still in that airborne state, you may have […]

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Psychology Around the Net: November 9, 2019

To Learn Best, Psychologists Say You Need to Fail 15% of the Time: “The 85% Rule” states we do our best learning when we only get it right 85% of the time; if we fail 15% of the time, we’re learning our fastest. Says Robert Wilson, Ph.D., a cognitive scientist with the University of Arizona: […]

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#RelationshipGoals: Codie and Tommy Oliver Discuss Black Love in an ‘Instagram Society’

Whenever I visit my mama in Chicago, we partake in our recent habit of watching marathons of Black Love, a docuseries on OWN. From Tina Knowles Lawson’s sassy quips with Richard Lawson to Sterling K. Brown and Ryan Michelle Bathe’s love origin story, the laughs never stop. Behind the relationship tea are real-life examples of black […]

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Fair Fighting Rules from a Marriage Therapist

Choose Your Timing Carefully The first rule of conflict: choose your timing carefully before starting a serious discussion. This may seem deceptively simple, but putting this into practice can prevent a conversation from becoming toxic. Think about how many times you’ve found yourself reacting because you weren’t in the right frame of mind… we’ve all […]

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How to Give a Powerful Compliment

The Power of a Good Compliment So Carmen decides to try something different. She makes a point to notice when Joe completes a chore promptly. She saw that he bought the air conditioner the day after he agreed to. She tells him, smiling, “I appreciate you for buying the air conditioner so quickly. It means […]

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Couples in Conflict: How She Sees It & How He Sees It

Let’s first focus on how women often view the problem: “They married and lived happily ever after.”  Though it’s the rare woman who would admit to believing in such a fairy tale ending, conflicts often originate and continue because she’s upset that the relationship has changed or it’s not the way it used to be. […]

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Introducing Mrs. Petty: Nicki Minaj Announces Marriage to Kenneth Petty in New Instagram Post

After months of talking about it—and changing her Twitter handle to “Mrs. Petty”—Nicki Minaj and her boo Kenneth Petty are now officially, for real-for real married. At least, according to the matching “bride” and “groom” accessories on her Instagram. Nicki made the announcement in a somewhat understated fashion: a quick clip of matching “Mrs.” and […]

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Virginia Strikes Down Jim Crow-Era Law Requiring Couples to Disclose Their Race on Marriage Applications

Photo: iStock For nearly 100 years, the Commonwealth of Virginia has required all couples seeking a marriage license to disclose their race. On Friday, a federal judge found that requirement unconstitutional, writing that the rule “burdens their fundamental right to marry.” As the Richmond Times-Dispatch writes, Judge Rossie D. Alston ruled on a lawsuit brought […]

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‘I Have Not Had One Regret’: Oprah Reveals Her ‘Aha!’ Moment About Marriage and Kids

Life is full of hard choices; some with bigger payoffs or sacrifices than others. But as Oprah tells People, not choosing to “have it all”—“all,” in this instance, meaning career, marriage, and kids—hasn’t felt like a sacrifice to her; not that she didn’t consider it. But in People’s Oct. 21 Women Changing the World issue, […]

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Justin Bieber Shares Throwback Photo with Hailey Baldwin Ahead of Wedding: ‘Where It All Began’

Justin Bieber Shares Throwback Photo with Hailey Baldwin as Teens | PEOPLE.com Top Navigation Close Explore PEOPLE.com Profile Menu Follow us Close Share options Close View image Justin Bieber Shares Throwback Photo with Hailey Baldwin Ahead of Wedding: ‘Where It All Began’ this link is to an external site that may or may not meet […]

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Filed Under ‘Marriage’: My Wife Steals My Cool Clothes So She Can Get All the Cool Points

Image: Panama Jackson I’m coming up on a year of marriage next month—October 12, to be exact—and the year has flown by. Like I assume most couples do on the eve of that first year anniversary, we’ve both reflected (together and separately) on our journey into marriage and the year we’ve had. It hasn’t resulted […]

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‘Octoroon,’ ‘Mulatto’ or ‘Aryan’: Couples Sue Virginia to Stop It From Forcing People to Choose a Race in Order to Get a Marriage License

Photo: iStock Three couples in Virginia are invoking the names of Richard and Mildred Loving, the couple whose fight to be legally wed led to the striking down of laws banning interracial marriage, in their quest to stop Virginia from requiring racial ID — including outdated or outright offensive terms like “quadroon,” “mulatto” and “Aryan” […]

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Married Doesn’t Mean Codependent: 10 Ways to Maintain Autonomy

Asking yourself, “Am I codependent?” means you’ve witnessed choices or actions you made that lead you to believe you’re behaving in an unhealthy manner. And now you want to know how to stop being codependent, either to fix your relationship, feel better about yourself, or just be happier and more confident in life overall. What […]

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5 Ways to Create a Work-Life Balance That Will Keep Your Marriage Safe

But the best way to assure you get the quality time you need from both is to establish boundaries by using time management to figure out what tasks you need to complete in a given day or week. There’s a ton of relationship advice and marriage advice out there about how to speak your partner’s […]

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Psychology Around the Net: August 31, 2019

This week’s Psychology Around the Net offers some tips for letting go of unhealthy relationships, a trick for arguing without fighting, one doctor’s commentary on biological psychiatry, and more. Read up, then go enjoy the holiday! Workers Are Afraid to Take a Mental Health Day: Ryan Bonnici, chief marketing officer of G2 and a board […]

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Remember This Next Time You Fight with Your Partner

Of course, it may be true that you’re feeling hurt because your partner said something objectively hurtful. But consider that they may not be able to receive and process that comment, while they’re still feeling angry. And consider that your emotion of “hurt” may not be entirely their fault. In general, it can be dangerous […]

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Can You Marry with Confidence if You Marry Quickly?

Three years later, Marina was married. How did she go from being not-so-interested to taking the leap? Here’s her story: “My mom told my kids to pressure me to get married. She said that if I didn’t, I’d be on their backs all the time, because I’d be lonely,” Marina said. “I was lonely. I […]

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I’ve Been Married For 5 Years and I Still Don’t Know What to Call My Mother-In-Law

Screenshot: Black-ish (ABC) Later this month, my wife and I will celebrate our five year anniversary. Which feels like an accomplishment. Not because getting and staying married makes you any specialer than those who ain’t either of those things, but because I think we know each other well enough now to make a pragmatic decision […]

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