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How Newlyweds Can Best Manage Stress in the First Year of Marriage

The first year of marriage is a joyous time for most couples, but it can also be a time of stress. There are bound to be bumps along the way, and here's how to navigate them effectively as a newlywed team.

Category: Marriage

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What To Know About Planning a Civil Ceremony

Many couples nowadays are opting out of traditional religious weddings, instead choosing a civil ceremony, which more accurately reflects their personal beliefs. Here's what you need to know about civil ceremonies.

Category: Wedding Planning

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What Can the Sims Teach Us About Death?

Losing a loved one is never easy, and we all mourn our losses in different ways. And many have found a greater understanding of grief and death in perhaps the one place you'd least expect: The Sims video game.

Category: Loss

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What You Should Know About Picking a Dress for Your Bridesmaids

When it comes to weddings, bridesmaids' dresses have a bit of a bad reputation. But the outfits of your wedding party don't have to be bland! Here's how to pick out the perfect dresses for your beautiful bridesmaids.

Category: Wedding Planning

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Take Time for Yourself To Keep the Romance Alive

While we all enjoy spending time with our partners, it's important to take time to yourself and practice good self-care. Developing a solid self-care routine will re-energize your body and mind in a noticable way.

Category: Marriage

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How To Make Painless Cuts To Your Guest List

Making the guest list for your wedding isn't easy; Making cuts to that wedding guest list is even harder. Still, there are ways to tactfully make wedding guest list cuts that won't rock the boat too much.

Category: Wedding Planning

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Making the Most Out of Your Cocktail Hour

If you're worried about wedding guests getting restless between the ceremony and reception, consider a cocktail hour to keep spirits high. Check out these tips if you're considering a cocktail hour in your ceremony.

Category: Wedding Planning

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Considerations for Having the Anti-Wedding of Your Dreams

Weddings are whatever you want them to be. While some dream of extravagant ceremonies, that's not for everyone. If you and your spouse aren't into all of the extras, you can always a more intimate 'anti-wedding' instead.

Category: Wedding Planning

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How To Apologize and Keep Your Marriage Strong

Knowing when and how to apologize in a marriage is an important skill to keep your relationship strong. You can't completely eliminate fights in a relationship, but you can get through them gracefully.

Category: Marriage

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Common Wedding Etiquette Concerns and Solutions

It can be a thorny situation when a guest breaks proper wedding etiquette. Here's how to deal with all of the most common etiquette concerns, from broken RSVPs to gift issues to family-specific drama.

Category: Wedding Planning

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