Kennedy and Ruggles in a 2014 report in Demography write that rather than going down, the divorce rate in the US has been steadily increasing for the past 30 years. This is a startling and important reexamination of recent trends in divorce.
Paying spousal support is often considered the price many men must pay to extricate themselves from a bad marriage. It's cynically considered the cost of doing business.
Here are five things you can do to protect your good financial name in the event that stars, once aligned, go spinning off into the cold universe, and you find yourself thrust from loving cohabitation into relational isolation.
We often think about what to give our significant other on Valentine's Day, but we do not necessarily think about the nature of our relationships. For cohabitors, considering the nature of one's relationship may be particularly critical.
More women are trading their childhood dreams for a new, marriage-free future. Whatever you want to call the cause -- independence, a love for cats or just thinking outside the engagement ring box -- the U.S. marriage rate is its lowest in more than a century
Before you can even think about combining design styles, you've got to first combine the things you own. Whether you are getting a new place or one of you is moving into the other's place, these tips can help.
If we want to improve social mobility in this country to what it is in Europe, then we need to do more to reduce childhood poverty.
If your supported ex-spouse is cohabitating, he/she probably uses cloaking tactics that would make a good spy blush.
Your former spouse is in a new relationship... hurray! Could there be wedding bells in the future? Maybe. But, if you're paying your ex alimony, there isn't much motivation to remarry.
A rather new element of Iran's paradoxical society is visible in some homes: cohabitation of unmarried couples. A small group of young, and a smaller group of elder avant-garde intellectuals and artists have always chosen this lifestyle over the past 30 years but, according to Iranian officials, it is on the rise.
How do you live together in the same house until death do you part and be glad you are? My husband and I have discovered a few things that help -- a lot.
The Mosuo people of southwest China do not marry and fathers do not live with, or support, children. Do the Mosuo anticipate a global future where no one marries?
Should the standard by which alimony is awarded be modified to more accurately reflect the new, modern gender-neutral couple? Are the current, antiquated guidelines and decisions being made in the courts offensive?
Most old people with any sense would just move in together and live in what used to be quaintly called "sin." (Remember "living in sin?" What was that about, Grandma?)
Planning for cohabitation is an emotionally charged time and while you may be feeling the love when you first move in together, your living situation can quickly go awry if you're not prepared for all the things renting with a partner might throw your way.
What are your motivations for living together? If you want to develop a deeper bond, and most significantly, you see cohabitation as a step toward marriage, having differing expectations may be a problem.