Marriage is a persistent human behavior that is present in practically every culture across the globe. It is generally understood that marriage is the legal or religious unification of two people who commit themselves to each other in various forms of romantic, legal, emotional, spiritual, and financial support; however, there are a myriad of differing expectations about what that unification should look like and how it should be maintained. The joys and challenges of staying committed and connected to another person are profound. From deciding on if and when to have children to where to live to how long dirty dishes stay in the sink, navigating life as a married couple is full of negotiations, compromises, and challenged expectations.


The Person You Really Need to Marry | Tracy McMillan | TEDxOlympicBlvdWomen

Tracy McMillan is a television writer (Mad Men, United States of Tara) and relationship author who wrote the book Why You're Not Married.Yet, based on her viral 2011 Huffington Post blog. She also appeared as a dating coach on the NBC reality show Ready For Love.

Making Marriage Simple: Ten Relationship-Saving Truths

Making Marriage Simple is the go-to guide for building a strong marriage in a modern world. Get practical advice from two expert relationship therapists with decades of "R&D" in the marriage lab of international workshops and their own relationship journey.

Five Myths About Marriage

Marriage is one of the oldest social, economic, religious and legal institutions in the world, and there’s no shortage of opinions on what makes it work. But much of the conventional wisdom is not based on evidence, and some is flat-out wrong.

Love is not affectionate feeling, but a steady wish for the loved person’s ultimate good as far as it can be obtained.


Divorce Lawyers Give Relationship Advice | Glamour

It's estimated that about half of marriages end in divorce. Why are so many people getting divorced, and how can you prevent splitting up with your spouse? We asked four divorce lawyers what they've learned in their practice on how to keep your marriage alive.

The All-or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work

Eli J. Finkel's insightful and ground-breaking investigation of marriage clearly shows that the best marriages today are better than the best marriages of earlier eras. Indeed, they are the best marriages the world has ever known.

Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person

Romanticism has been unhelpful to us; it is a harsh philosophy. It has made a lot of what we go through in marriage seem exceptional and appalling. We end up lonely and convinced that our union, with its imperfections, is not “normal.

A good marriage is where both people feel like they’re getting the better end of the deal.


What You Don't Know About Marriage | Jenna McCarthy

In this funny, casual talk from TEDx, writer Jenna McCarthy shares surprising research on how marriages (especially happy marriages) really work.

Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

Strengthen and deepen your love with a fun, ingenious program of eight life-changing conversations—on essential topics such as money, sex, and trust—from two of the world’s leading marriage researchers and clinicians.


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