Most relationships in which loneliness has taken up residence can be shifted to a better daily reality, says marriage researcher Carol Bruess. All it takes some patience and effort.

Relationships take work, but there’s good news: Researchers, writers and podcasters have already done some of the heavy lifting in exploring how we can connect with the people in our lives. Marriage and family researcher Carol Bruess shares a list of her favorite relationship books and podcasts.

Researcher and therapist Terri Orbuch shares what she’s learned from studying couples for three decades.

Yes, you can have a successful divorce, says relationship therapist Esther Perel. The first step? Writing goodbye letters to each other.

Relationship researcher Eli J. Finkel shares a three-step process to help you identify — and get — what you most want out of your marriage.

Most kids will suffer for a short time after a marriage ends, but what exacerbates and extends their stress and anxiety is their feeling torn between two parents, says communication researcher Tamara Affifi.

American society has branded marriage as an institution of love, and yet we cling to old-fashioned narratives about divorce. Astro Teller and Danielle Teller argue that this is harmful to individuals, couples — and society at large.