21 Signs Your Relationship Is Doomed

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We all know relationships are hard work, but they’re not supposed to be hell. These 21 tell-tale signs spell perdition for even the most committed couples.

A List of Unsexy Things to Think About Before Committing

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Not pithy, sexy, or fun, a relationship checklist to consider before making a serious commitment.

What Remains: The Artifacts of Family Life During a Separation

What Remains: The Artifacts of Family Life During a Separation

Ben Railton reflects on the moments of beauty and sadness that visit him while cleaning up after his kids once they’ve gone to stay with their mother.

Emotional Abuse: The Invisible Train Wreck

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So many survivors only recognize emotional abuse in hindsight. Mary Elizabeth Robinson is one of them.

Your Dirty Little Secret: When You Think You Married The Wrong Person

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When you’re keeping your pain to yourself, it’s hard to see the potential for change. Steve Horsman shines the light where you might see darkness.

To My Partner, Walk Beside Me

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Even when we can’t walk the same footsteps, we can still walk the same path. A letter to the one you love.

Have You Determined Your Relationship Non-Negotiables?

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In the epic words of Meatloaf, “I would do anything for love, but I just won’t do that.”

4 Ways to Deal With The Child Who Wants You to “Reconcile” With Your Ex

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Mandy Walker shows you how to answer your child’s tough questions.

Blending a Family is About More Than Pronouns

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Christine Benvenuto knows that “his, mine, and ours” doesn’t cover it. She checks her “mama privilege” and shares her story of blending a family.

When a Man is Filled With the Love of a Good Woman

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Scott Sonnon writes a love letter over 20 years in the making.

The Good Husband’s Guide

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Sue Nador updates 1950s wisdom from the “Good Wife’s Guide” for today’s husband or wife.

After Ten Years of Marriage, I Still Know Nothing About Romance but I Know Love

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Tony Posnanski doesn’t think he’s romantic. You might disagree.

Faith and Marriage: Finding God Without Your Spouse

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Spirituality need not be a joint path with exact views, but a journey taken alone while loving and supporting the person you chose to spend your life with.

What Happens to Masculinity and Marriage When Unemployment Strikes?

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Steven Lake Explores the Effects of Unemployment on Masculinity and Marriage. A Survival Story.

I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You

I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You

“I want to be a bigger man, a less predictable man than the kind who confuses love with sex.” By Courtney Maum

Divorce-Proof Your Marriage

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Charles Orlando gives the divorce stats and preps married folk with the ammunition to avoid splitsville.