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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.

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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.

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The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work has revolutionized the way we understand, repair, and strengthen marriages. John Gottman’s unprecedented study of couples over a period of years has allowed him to observe the habits that can make—and break—a marriage.

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Love Is Not a Permanent State of Enthusiasm: An Interview with Esther Perel

From the New Yorker Festival, the couples therapist and podcast host discusses infidelity, apologies, and the problem with wedding vows these days.

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

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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.

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Loving Your Spouse When You Feel Like Walking Away: Real Help for Desperate Hearts in Difficult Marriages

When you said, “I do,” you entered marriage with high hopes, dreaming it would be supremely happy. You never intended it to be miserable. Millions of couples are struggling in desperate marriages. But the story doesn’t have to end there. Dr.

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Harville Hendrix Wants to Save America, One Marriage at a Time

What happens when marriage counselors want to heal society? Relationship gurus Harville Hendrix (called the “marriage whisperer” by Oprah) and his wife, Helen LaKelly Hunt, are so convinced that keeping couples together is the key to societal happiness and prosperity that they have launched a...

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

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The History of Marriage - Alex Gendler

A white, puffy dress. Eternal love. A joint tax return. Marriage means something different to everyone and has changed over time and across cultures. Alex Gendler traces the history of getting hitched, providing insights on polygamy, same-sex unions and even marriage between the dead and the living.

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Married Roommates: How to Go from a Relationship that Just Survives to a Marriage That Thrives

If you feel like roommates and want more connection in your marriage, you are not alone.

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