Staying Close

There's no doubt about it: Your relationship is going to change once two become three. Try these tips for keeping your marriage going strong--and maybe even better than ever.

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5 Ways to Help Your Partner Understand How You're Feeling

You want your significant other to understand how you’re feeling, but they seem to be allergic to your frustration. Here’s how to share emotions in a productive way.
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7 Unexpected Benefits of Eating Together as a Family, According to Science

Sitting down for a family meal (and no, it doesn't necessarily have to be dinner) has resounding benefits for both kids and their parents.
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Advice from a Marriage Counselor for Working Parents

When you've been apart since morning, reconnecting again is key to feeling happy with your relationship. Here are four lessons when it comes to the signals you should be sending your spouse after a long day of work.
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Grateful Parents Celebrate Kids Going to College with Hilarious 'Empty Nest' Photoshoot

Though many of Vicky and Jeff Piper’s friends were worried how they would feel once their kids officially flew the coop, the couple would like everyone to know their “empty nest” is off to a great start!
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4 Ways to Safeguard Your Relationship Through a Move

Figuring out what to spend, where to live, and what matters most about your future home is fraught with emotion. Here’s how you can manage the roller-coaster ride together.
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One Mom’s Emotional Metaphor for Her Kids’ Last Summer at Home Is a Must-Read

Heather Duckworth’s viral Facebook post is accompanied by a photo of several pairs of shoes on the porch, a sign that her house is full for what could be the last time.
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The Top 7 Reasons Parents of Small Children Split Up

A new study outlines the most common reasons couples break up once they have kids, and what to do about it.
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8 Marriage Issues You'll Face After Baby and How to Solve Them

No money, no sex, and no time. This isn't how you pictured parenthood with the man you love. Here's how to get your relationship back on track.
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Why It’s Okay to Be Needy in a Relationship With Your Significant Other

Just because you have children who demand constant attention doesn’t mean that you and your partner don’t deserve TLC too.