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Does Your Sexual History Affect Your Romantic Future?

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 08.22.2014 | Divorce

A widely reported new study claims that people -- especially women -- who have multiple sexual parters before tying the knot, report unhappier marriag...

Living Together: Good For Some, Not So Much For Others

Laura Stepp | Posted 07.16.2014 | Style
Laura Stepp

How will partners share their paychecks? Divide household chores? Do they want children? If they do, when should they have kids and who will take care of them? How will they keep their independence as individuals?

Is Forever Feasible?

Beverly Willett | Posted 10.27.2013 | Divorce
Beverly Willett

Despite news reports that marriage is in deep trouble in the U.S., Brigham Young University Professor Alan J. Hawkins says that marriage is not dead.

Why You Might Want To Get Married In Your 20s

Bradford Wilcox, Ph.D. | Posted 06.18.2013 | Weddings
Bradford Wilcox, Ph.D.

Be they 25 or 35, couples who have the makings of a strong marital friendship, who are ready to put aside partying and the PlayStation, and who enjoy the support of friends and family are most likely to go the distance.

Americans Schizophrenic When It Comes to Marriage and Families

Laura Stepp | Posted 05.22.2013 | Gay Voices
Laura Stepp

How, one might ask, can some of the legislators most vocal about the benefits of marriage and children want to deny marriage and children to a certain group?

What Do Couples Think Is Key To A 'Very Happy' Marriage?

Posted 12.16.2011 | Weddings

One of the most important factors for maintaining a happy marriage is generosity between spouses, according to new research from the National Marriage...

Why Marriage Is Essential For The Economy

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Hallett | Posted 12.02.2011 | Weddings

Marriage, quite literally, is the lifeblood of the economy, according to a new report released Monday by the National Marriage Project at the Universi...

Katherine Bindley

Behind The Scary New Findings About Unmarried Parents | Katherine Bindley | Posted 10.19.2011 | Divorce

Unmarried, cohabiting parents may be putting their kids at risk for a host of personal problems-- at least according to a new report from the Universi...

First Recession, Then Divorce?

Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

Fewer couples get divorced in times of economic difficulty, but is that because their marriages are great, or because they're too broke to get divorce...

Economic Downturn Has Impacted U.S. Marriages | Annys Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce

Americans without a college degree bore the brunt of the recent recession, and so did their marriages, according to a new report by researchers at the...

Why Are Women Often The First To Leave?

Vicki Larson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

In all but a very few cases, the woman left the marriage, not the man.

Is Marriage a Barbarian-Adoption Program?

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

Married men are less generous with their friends after marrying. How, does this qualify as acting "more civilized," as the Marriage Mafia claim?

Marriage-Saving Research For The Holidays

Christine Whelan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Whelan

The recession has taken a toll on American families, but research suggests that there may be a silver lining: Understanding the link between money and marriage might help us make better choices.