3 Reasons Why Getting Married Is Stressful
Wedding are fun! Unless you're planning one.
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3 Reasons Why Getting Married Is Stressful

Getting married is an exciting time in a couples life but it can also be extremely stressful. Marriage educator Gal Szekely offers engaged couples a look into three reasons getting married can be stressful, as well as three solutions to help cope.

Relationship Expert: 4 Big Relationship And Love Myths
It won't always be wedding bells and confetti... and that's okay.
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4 Marriage-Damaging Myths To Bust Now

Learn this relationship expert's 4 biggest relationship myths. Think it's all smooth sailing with no waves along the way? Think twice and save yourself the drama with these tips for real communication and longterm commitment.

Marriage Vows That Truly Make A Difference
Without agreeing on what your 'I dos' mean, your marriage is a dream without substance.
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Marriage Vows That Truly Make A Difference

A recent study by The Marriage Foundation claims that a newly wedded couple is in the most danger of breaking up in the early years of marriage. So how can you give your marriage a fighting chance? After more than two decades of coaching couples, I can tell you that the biggest reason marriages fail is because couples enter relationships with naive assumptions. Love does not prevail over all! Use your wedding vows to make your marriage last.

Tips To Relieve Engagement Stress [EXPERT]
Freaking out over planning your wedding?
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Tips To Relieve Engagement Stress

So often engaged people — especially brides — come to me after they have completely lost perspective about their wedding. Often they are frustrated that their partners are not involved enough in the wedding planning, or they feel distant from their loved ones. Although these are very common feelings that arise during wedding planning, some of these feelings can be caused by brides trying to achieve a "perfect" wedding (and in the process alienating their loved ones).

Married? 4 Steps That Will Save Your Sex Life [EXPERT]
Ready to amp up your sex life since tying the knot?
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Married? 4 Steps That Will Save Your Sex Life

It is true that every couple's sex life goes through stages and that the "new couple sex" stage will end. Your sex life will change, mature, get better and have downtimes over the lifetime of your marriage. But it is also true that you can have a strong sexual, sensual and erotic relationship that is vital, exciting and fulfilling.

Top 5 Reasons To Try Premarital Counseling [EXPERT]
We live in a world where more than 40% of all marriages fail.
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Top 5 Reasons To Try Premarital Counseling

Premarital Counseling gets a bad rap. The popular belief that there is something wrong with your relationship if you need counseling just isn't true. Most premarital clients are very happy and not having doubts about their wedding. They simply seek skills to prepare for predictable challenges of marriage. Yes, marriage is challenging, but most of the challenges are easy to overcome.

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Is your happily ever after slipping away from you?
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Why Marriage Doesn't Always Equal Happily Ever After

"Why didn't someone tell me it was going to be so hard? I thought that after we were married things would settle down and we could just be happy together! How come we just fight—and our fights go around in circles and we never solve anything? I am not even sure I should have gotten married in the first place!"

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Premarital Counseling? There's An App For That

Most people out there agree that marriage is tough. YourTango.com highly recommends looking into premarital counseling. In all honesty, what can it hurt? If you don't have the dollars for premarital counseling, the Couplet iPhone app could preemptively save your marriage.

Should Premarital Counseling Be A Marriage Requirement?
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Should Premarital Counseling Be A Marriage Requirement?

Before Prince William and Kate Middleton tie the knot—something we've been waiting for nearly as long as Kate has—they have to participate in several marriage preparation sessions with the priests who will be involved in their wedding ceremony. The media has seized upon this fact, mostly because of Prince Charles's and Princess Diana's divorce but, in truth, this isn't anything out of the ordinary. In fact, in some faiths, it's a requirement. Are church and state wrong to be butting in on our marriage plans? Or should premarital counseling be something all couples participate in?