12 Things You Learn By the Time You’ve Been Married 16 Years

When I tied the knot at 22, I was pretty sure I knew what marriage was all about. I mean, I loved him, he loved me, and really, how hard could marriage possibly be? As it turns out, pretty damn hard sometimes. But my naïveté wasn’t even the biggest surprise. Here are 12 things you […]

A Better Marriage Can Be Yours in 4.5 Minutes

Let’s be honest here, you’re probably thinking, “Yeah right, what can I do in 4.5 minutes that’s going to help my marriage?” I sense the skepticism, friends, but that’s only because I shared the same doubts. But listen, there’s this guy, Jim Fannin who wrote a piece for Esquire on how to improve your marriage […]

Fight Your Way to a Happier Marriage

Big Daddy P and I argue about damn near everything. From how often to shut down the computer, to how awesome I drive, to the temperature on the thermostat, we argue about it … agree to disagree … and then argue some more. It’s exhausting, infuriating, and the secret to a happy marriage? Quite possibly. According […]

How To Be A Good Wife (According to a 1950’s Home Ec Book)

A reader recently sent me a forwarded email titled, ”The Good Wife’s Guide” that supposedly came from a 1950′s home economics textbook designed to prepare female high school students for married life. While Snopes was unable to determine the articles authenticity, it serves as a fun and infuriating read for today’s modern women. Have dinner […]

How to Make Your Relationship Last

Once you’ve found “the one”, a lifetime of love hardly seems like long enough. And since dating royally blows, you’ll want to make your relationship last. But how? Is there a magic formula? In short, the answer is no, but psychology has some ideas. Check out these psychologically based methods for nurturing your relationship.

I Put “10 Ways to Perk Up Your Relationship” to the Test

When I came across Psychology Today’s 10 Ways to Perk Up Your Relationship, I was up for the challenge. Read on to discover the 10 ways I attempted to perk up my marriage, along with Big Daddy P’s reaction to the perking – all right here!