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Why Being Apart Is Healthy For a Marriage

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A new study has come out saying that—get ready for this—married couples who live apart for the majority of the week are happier and healthier than ones who stay under the same roof all the time. Researchers at Northwestern's Family Institute found that couples who were apart—usually 50 miles or more—for a large chunk... read more

Let It Go—Here's the Real Reason You Should Forgive Your Partner

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Let’s face it: holding a grudge is no fun, but now, there’s research that shows it’s no good for your health either. A study conducted at Florida State University looked at 90 married couples to see if forgiveness affected their blood pressure and myocardial oxygen consumption (the amount of oxygen your heart muscle... read more

According to Science, Married People Are Happier

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Forget all those jokes about “the old ball and chain…” Turns out, married people are happier than those who aren’t. Researchers in the UK used surveys to see if there was any link between marriage and well-being, and they found out there is. Those who have said “I do” were more likely to feel... read more

The Best Marriage Advice From Moms

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In celebration of Mother’s Day, we asked moms to share their best piece of marriage advice. From communication to love to having separate bathrooms, find out the tips these women want their married sons or daughters to know: Communicate the Right Way “Don't over-analyze everything. Men and women, in the way they act and think,... read more

What Your Fridge Says About Your Sex Life

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By John Stonehill, R.D.E. Check out this fridge. Look familiar? It’s neat and organized. The story your fridge tells is not just from the products you buy, it’s from how you store them. This couple’s story stems from how they buy and store their food in such an organized, structured way. You know the... read more

Hot Topic: When Did You Feel That Wow-I'm-Married Moment?

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It took me nearly a year and a half. It's not that I didn't feel hitched beforehand. I felt married to my husband long before we ever even actually said "I do." But there was a moment where I saw what we will always mean to one another and how we will interact for... read more

A Nestie Happy Anniversary to Knotties Heidi & Matthew Morgan!

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CONGRATS HEIDI BRUCKER MORGAN & MATTHEW MORGAN! They run their own theatre company called Shotspeare -- it combines a condensed version of classical Shakespeare with a drinking game. And if reading that doesn't already prove that these two are possibly the coolest couple on the planet, they're also performers, comedic hosts, actors, entertainers... read more

Hot Topic: What’s Fair When Splitting Holidays with Family?

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One of the first things I did when moving into a 940-square foot apartment more than 5 years ago with my then-boyfriend-now-husband was buy a large dining room table. "This space was made for entertaining!" I said. "Why do we have to have people over?" he said. The next year, we announced to both... read more

Target’s Home Style Expert Emily Henderson Talks Marriage, Fun & Family

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We asked interior designer Emily Henderson to share what matters most to her in life, and she welcomed us into her home. You've now been married for 8 years. What have you learned about maintaining a strong relationship? Do you have any advice for newlyweds? EH: There are the usuals: honesty, communications, respect,... read more

A Nestie Happy Anniversary to Talk Show Host Whitney Reynolds & Her Husband David Heiner!

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CONGRATS WHITNEY REYNOLDS & DAVID HEINER! This couple calls Chicago home, where she's the host and executive producer of The Whitney Reynolds Show on PBS, he's a senior account executive, selling software for PLEX, and together they own Accessory Mercado, a jewelry line they're now launching. We checked in with... read more
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