7 Things You Need to Know BEFORE You Get Married to Avoid Divorce
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7 Things You Need to Know BEFORE You Get Married to Avoid Divorce

The institution of marriage has long been idealized in the United States, especially when compared to other developed nations in the world. Here, getting married for the first time is a huge milestone in most people’s lives. Little girls dream about it. Mothers and fathers insist on it. The gay community lobbies for it. It is the norm within our society. 

16 Really Annoying Things People Say When You Get Married
Ughh ... in-laws.
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16 Really Annoying Things People Say When You Get Married

Getting married is supposed to be the happiest day of your life ... so leave it to your friends and family to break out the inappropriate comments. If you're getting hitched soon, here are some retorts to put those snarky friends and passive aggressive in-laws in their place.

8 Easy Ways To Cut Costs For Your Wedding
One financially-savvy tip: pick a date outside of the summer season.
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8 Easy Ways To Cut Costs For Your Wedding

There are lots of ways to trim wedding expenses, especially with the number of DIY crafts available to eager brides on Pinterest. However, there are some things your wedding can do without entirely that add up to big savings. Read on for eight such recommendations.

Getting Married? Are You Sure You Want Your Husband's Name?
Getting married doesn't mean you should take his last name.
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Ms. Independent: Why I Hated Taking My Husband's Name

He wants you to be his "Mrs." ... but you're not so convinced. And it turns out, you aren't alone: A third of married women dislike their new surname and would have preferred to keep their maiden name. So what do you if you can't come to terms with your last name? Our expert shares her personal story.

3 Financially-Savvy Ways To Fund Your Dream Wedding
One idea? Tap into your home equity!
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3 Financially-Savvy Ways To Fund Your Dream Wedding

If you're like many young couples and don't have a ton of cash just sitting around (and borrowing the money from your folks is out of the question), you'll need to pare down your ceremony and reception. Even then, you might need financial assistance in order to make your wedding day happen.

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"Hey buddy, what's the Giants score?"
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10 Reasons Men Get Married Even If They're Not In Love

Just when you think the world is full of love and sunshine and rainbows, yet another study comes along and smacks you in the face to prove otherwise. Turns out that a lot of men don't enter into commitments like marriage out of a genuine bond toward a woman — they seem to do it just because. Let's explore, shall we?

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"Cold feet" before your wedding? You're more likely to get divorced.
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'Cold Feet'? You're Headed Toward Divorce, Study Says

I can't say it enough: "Cold feet" are not a harmless nuisance to shake off as you barrel down the aisle toward your tulle-filled fantasy wedding. They are, in fact, a real indicator that something is wrong, as I learned when I cancelled my nuptials in the nick of time. And a new study backs me up.

Getting Married: Should I Cancel This Wedding?
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Getting Married: Should I Cancel This Wedding?

The wedding is scheduled in four months and Elizabeth asks desperately, "Is there anything I can do to make this work?" Elizabeth and her fiancé have had an on-again off-again relationship for 13 years that started when she was only 15. As the wedding date gets closer his bad behavior has been getting worse.

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We're finally getting married! Now I just have to get all the details right...
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I'm Planning My Dream Wedding In Three Months!

You may remember my gripes back in November about not having a set wedding date. My fiancé and I were waiting because of money, stability and priorities. We were (and still are) very young and back then, we were temporarily living in New York, unsure if we were planning to stay. Well, things have changed since then.