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When Love Doesn't Count

Ruth Bettelheim, Ph.D. | Posted 02.14.2017 | Politics
Ruth Bettelheim, Ph.D.

Our laws should be adapted to match how people live and love in the 21st century, filling in the many gaps left by the decline of marriage. The alternative -- continuing to treat longstanding partners and as if they count for nothing when one of them has a medical crisis, leaves, or dies, is unfair and brutally unkind.

Estate Planning for Unmarried Couples

Alexandra Smyser | Posted 09.10.2016 | Business
Alexandra Smyser

We live in an amazing time in which individuals are defining what it means to be a family. As you take charge of your life in this way, know the costs and benefits of your choices and do appropriate planning around them.

Unmarried Couples Buying a House Together May Also Be Buying Trouble

Jack M. Guttentag | Posted 11.11.2014 | Business
Jack M. Guttentag

More and more couples are electing to live together without getting married, and often this includes purchasing a home together. This is a major decision fraught with potential consequences if and when they decide to split.

More Unmarried Couples Living Together in Iran

Mehrnaz Samimi | Posted 03.09.2014 | Home
Mehrnaz Samimi

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.

Why Working-Class Women Are Staying Unmarried

Posted 01.10.2013 | Women

By: David Mielach, BusinessNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 01/10/2013 06:26 AM EST on BusinessNewsDaily Unmarried couples who live together ho...

Why Good Dads Are Becoming Obsolete

Vicki Larson | Posted 08.16.2012 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

It's a tough time to be a dad. Let's give give dads what they really need -- a loud collective voice that says fatherhood matters.

Katherine Bindley

Gay Or Straight, More Companies Offer Health Benefits To Domestic Partners | Katherine Bindley | Posted 01.28.2013 | Business

It was about a year before Vanessa, a 29-year-old Chicagoan who works for a property management firm, first noticed the error: Her employer-sponsored ...

Is Marriage Equality for White People?

Maya Rupert | Posted 12.11.2011 | Black Voices
Maya Rupert

The narrative, that marriage equality is simply not something that appeals to voters of color, is untrue, and it is time we stop acting like marriage equality is only for white people. The fight for marriage equality is very much a fight about racial justice.

Why'd Your Friends Bail After Your Split?

Nancy Fagan | Posted 11.26.2011 | Divorce
Nancy Fagan

A marriage isn't the only thing that gets torn apart in a divorce, so do friendships. When you officially declare that your marriage is over, some friends not only react out of character (not returning calls), but sometimes disappear from your life without as much as a goodbye.

Founder Of eHarmony Advises: 'Don't Get Married'

Dr. Neil Clark Warren | Posted 07.19.2012 | Divorce
Dr. Neil Clark Warren

It's frighteningly easy to choose the wrong person...Too many people choose to get married based on attraction and don't consider, or have enough perspective to recognize, whether their love can endure.

Andrew Cuomo And Sandra Lee: Unwedded Bliss

Alan Chartock | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alan Chartock

Any time society liberates itself from old ways that don't work for everyone, I applaud. When two people are committed to a relationship and they are equals, society shouldn't be that concerned about a piece of paper.

What Every New Census Report Shows: More Americans Are Single. But Why?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

How do the stories in the media explain the increase in the number of single people and decrease in the number of married Americans? One explanation did not seem to occur to anyone.

Happily Unmarried Couples: Who Is Biding Their Time? (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Though it didn't work out in the end for Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins, plenty of prominent couples have created happy families without getting marri...