Since common-law marriages are recognized in only a few states in the United States, it is important that you understand the requirements other than living together which would establish your common-law marriage as being legal.
Domestic violence occurs when a dominating spouse, through emotional or physical abuse, creates an environment of fear that prevents the other spouse from freely choosing how to live their life. Here are questions to ask yourself to determine if you are being abused.
When your spouse has done something to break your trust, rebuilding that trust in your marriage can be difficult. Here's help.
If you lose the romance early in your marriage, your marriage has low odds for surviving.
Remember that you don't have to have a special occasion to host a romantic dinner for your spouse. Set aside the excuse you can't cook.
When you propose marriage, make sure to keep it simple and remember you are creating a memory to last a lifetime.
The decisions the two of you make throughout your marriage are hopefully mutual decisions. If they aren't, here's help in making decisions together.
When you first realize that your spouse has cheated on you, your feelings of heartache and anger can cloud you making healthy decisions. Here's help in initially coping with an unfaithful spouse.
If the two of you have to live apart due to jobs, health or family issues, here is help in keeping your marriage strong even though you are in a long distance relationship.
Do you think you are at the point of wanting a divorce? If so, how do you know it is time to throw in the towel and file for divorce?
Don't let your job or the kids or volunteer work or time with friends and extended family interfere with your marriage. Here's how to make quality time for one another.
Arguments and fights are a reality in most marriages. The key is to fight fairly.
Marriage to a prisoner involves jumping through many legal hoops and possibly experiencing a lot of heartache. Here's help in knowing what to do and who to contact if you want to marry a prisoner.
Do you want a romantic wedding at sea? If so, be prepared to jump through many hoops before you can have an official marriage.
Here's coping suggestions to help you after the death of your spouse.
Here's information on helping your spouse survive a heart attack.
Sex doesn't have to get boring in marriage. As the years go by, your sex life should get better. Here are some ways to keep your marriage and sex life fresh.
Here are questions to ask yourself to determine if you are abusive towards your spouse and children.
As your nest starts to empty out or refill, you will find yourselves realizing that your roles are changing. New challenges, new irritations, new frustrations, new discoveries await.
Do you ever find yourself talking negatively about your marriage or your spouse because others are discussing how horrid their marriages are? Marriage gets a bad reputation because people don't stand up for marriage. Do yourself a favor. Take a stand. Make a difference.
If you believe in the soul mate concept, there may be times you question your marriage. Here are soul mate characteristics that can be in a marriage.
Every marriage will go through times of crisis. Some marriages will be strengthened by a crisis, others will be destroyed. Here's help in avoiding having your marriage relationship hurt by loss and devastation.
Here's help in being a super couple and having a successful marriage at the same time.
By sharing what is in your heart, your feelings, with your spouse, you can achieve deeper intimacy. Here is a simple how to on how to share your feelings.
Are you concerned and suspicious that your spouse is having a cyber affair? If your spouse's behavior has changed in these ways, then there could be a problem with cyber sex.