9 New Ways To Make Your Relationship Work

Had a fight? Count to 10 before changing your Facebook status. New world, new rules to make love work now.


March 18, 2011 12:00 PM
John Lund/Sam Diephuis
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Get a Prenup

"It's a backup plan offering protection in case of divorce," says Peter Morris, a New York state matrimonial lawyer. "Prenups open a dialogue about the type of lifestyle you want, how many kids you'll have, even what your core values are." Prenups are even more key when the woman is the breadwinner because if the marriage ends, she may lose a large chunk of her earnings and 50 percent of joint marital assets. Already hitched? Consider a postnup, the postmarital version of the deal.