Here’s How To Keep the Peace with Your In Laws

They say when you marry someone, you marry their whole family. If you are any type of Asian, you are probably furiously nodding your head. This can be both a blessing and a curse depending on who you ask. Since I’m fresh off of living with mine for 3 months – I have some tips to share…

I’ll Never Make These 3 Marriage Mistakes Again

When it comes to marriage there’s no rulebook. In fact, many of us refer to what we saw growing up in our parents functional relationship and established that as the norm. While they may not be a “right” way of doing things, I think we can all agree that there are a few things we definitely shouldn’t do. In my four years of marriage, here’s what I’ve learned…

True or False: The Olive Theory

The real question is: how true is the Olive Theory? I found the concept so simple, but profoundly interesting. When I sat down to actually write out my thoughts I was left stumped. Do I think opposites attract? Absolutely. But do I think you need to hate what your partner loves in order to be in sync? Absolutely not. . .

Most Couples Think THIS Is Bad For Their Marriage. They’re Wrong.

To level-set I think that every couple should work to find their own groove, learn each other’s love languages and actively pursue communication with their partner. In my experience, the concept of unsolicited marriage advice is pretty common. But do these words of wisdom hold any merit in a new age of love & relationships? 

Here’s Why The First 6 Months Of Living Together Is The Hardest

Whether it’s a summer fling turned serious or a long time coming, living together with your partner can be a whirlwind of emotions. Sleepovers with your best friend and milk and cookies for dessert. In fact, even the tedious things seem like they could be fun: cooking new meals together, you wash & I’ll rinse dish duty, hell – let’s take out the trash together!

The Worst Things Women Lie About

There’s no denying that one of the biggest challenges in relationships and marriage is dishonesty. While both partners usually play a role in this, women are guilty of shoveling the blame to their partners. We always hear about how men lie and it got me curious about what women lie about. I asked over 300 women, and they dished. Here are the most common culprits. . .

OMG These Couples Share Their Biggest Cohabitating Tips

Is it just me or does it seem like everyone is talking about living with your significant other? Let me be more specific, I mean – everyone is giving unwarranted advice about living together. But what about people who are already doing it? I surveyed over 200 people and I’m here to share the best advice (or at least, the most interesting) from cohabiting millennials. . .

Is Premarital Counseling Really Necessary? An Expert Weighs In

Getting engaged can be one of the happiest times of your life. We often think that counseling is something that you do when things don’t work out, but this premarital therapy is actually beneficial before you tie the knot. Because the last thing you want to do is to say “I do…. I think?” Here’s what you need to know and what experts say. . .

The Two Year Test Is Real – Here’s What You Need To Know

No matter what your relationship status is, we’ve all watched one too many rom-coms that promise a slightly winding but relatively clear path to love. While I am self-diagnosed as the exception to every rule, I do know that things are generally not as simple as the movies and every path to love has it’s challenges. Across the board, people are getting married later in life and have established themselves as individuals before becoming a family. There are so many advantages to this, but also some inadvertent challenges.One question that everyone in a serious relationship asks at some point or another will be “how long before I know if this is forever?” The storybook answer is, of course…

What To Know Before Traveling With Your Beau

I remember when I was younger and I watched this couple sitting near the window seats on a flight to Europe. I I was only 8 and my mom and I had a stopover on our way to Pakistan. The couple was mesmerizing. They laughed and giggled, slept on each other’s shoulder’s and even watched a movie together. I remember thinking that one day I was going to be able to travel with my soulmate and we would be borderline sappy. Fast forward more than 20 years and I feel so blessed to be able to travel with my husband often. I’d be lying if I said it was only fun & games. Traveling can cause stress and tension in relationships if you aren’t mindful of certain things. Here are the things you should focus on before you plan your next trip with your beau…