The Changing Reasons Why Women Cheat on Their Husbands

Since 1990, the rate of married women who report they’ve been unfaithful has increased by 40 percent, while the rate among men has remained the same. So what exactly is happening inside marriages to shift the numbers?

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How Did Marriage Become a Mark of Privilege?

Marriage, which used to be the default way to form a family in the United States, regardless of income or education, has become yet another part of American life reserved for those who are most privileged.

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Will People Start Becoming Single Again in Their Mid-30s? Don’t Count on It.

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This article by Rachel Raczka in The Washington Post might be of interest. Will People Start Becoming Single Again in Their Mid-30s? Don’t Count on It. “Don’t worry. They’ll all break up soon,” a friend told me when I was single in my mid-20s and everyone I knew — friends, family, acquaintances, strangers — was […]

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Podcast #2: Terri’s Story, Part Two

K.O. Herston concludes his interview with his former client, Terri. They discuss Terri’s experience during the divorce process, her reflections on how her life has changed, and the lessons she learned along the way.

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Podcast #1: Terri’s Story, Part One

Today I’m trying something new on the ol’ blog — a podcast! In this first episode, I speak with a former client, Terri, about her divorce after 31 years of marriage. She talks about her decision to divorce, how she prepared for it, and how her husband and children reacted to the news. Give it a […]

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Tips for Living Together Without Going Nuts

This article by Anna Goldfarb in The New York Times may be of interest. Tips for Living Together Without Going Nuts Moving in with your partner before getting married is a big step legally, financially, and emotionally. Here are some compelling cohabitation tips from the experts. Legal and Financial Steps Don’t combine finances in a […]

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Living Together Is Basically the Same as Marriage, Study Finds

This article by Lauren McEwan in The Washington Post may be of interest. Living together is basically the same as marriage, study finds It has been long understood that marriage provided more emotional health benefits than cohabiting or dating. But that’s showing signs of shifting. Young people are choosing to live with their significant others […]

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Study: Adults Feel Moral Outrage toward Those Who Decide to Not Have Children

This study by Leslie Ashburn-Nardo, an associate professor of psychology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, might be of interest. IUPUI study finds participants feel moral outrage toward those who decide to not have children Data representing individuals from across the United States indicates that U.S. adults are increasingly delaying the decision to have children or forgoing […]

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Divorce Rate in U.S. Drops to Nearly 40-Year Low

This article by Abigail Abrams in Time Magazine may be of interest. Divorce Rate in U.S. Drops to Nearly 40-Year Low The U.S. divorce rate dropped for the third year in a row, reaching its lowest point in nearly 40 years, according to data released Thursday. Marriage rates, on the other hand, increased last year. […]

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Science Suggests Couples Underestimate How Likely They Are to Cheat on Each Other

This article from Science of Relationships discussing this study by Sarah J. Watkins and Susan D. Boon may be of interest. Not In My Backyard: Daters Presume A Lot Of People, Except Their Own Partners, Cheat Cheating on someone, or being cheated on, represents one of the more traumatic events that can occur in any […]

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13 Questions to Ask Before Getting Married

This article by Eleanor Stanford in The New York Times is interesting. 13 Questions to Ask Before Getting Married When it comes to marriage, what you don’t know really can hurt you. Whether because of shyness, lack of interest or a desire to preserve romantic mystery, many couples do not ask each other the difficult […]

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Biggest Factor in Divorce Is Husband’s Employment Status, Says Harvard Study

This article by Ben Steverman on Bloomberg.com may be of interest to you. Don’t Blame Divorce on Money. Ask: Did the Husband Have a Job? A Harvard study finds it’s more complicated than financial strain, zeros in on the guy’s employment status. Financial stress and fights over money can eat away at a marriage. But […]

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The Best Age to Get Married If You Don’t Want to Get Divorced

This article by Christopher Ingraham in The Washington Post might be of interest. The Best Age to Get Married If You Don’t Want to Get Divorced Conventional wisdom has it that the older you are when you get married, the lower your chances for divorce. But a fascinating new analysis of family data by Nicholas […]

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