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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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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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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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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Americans Are Becoming More Socially Liberal — Except When It Comes to Divorce

This opinion piece by Catherine Rampell in The Washington Post may be of interest. Americans Are Becoming More Socially Liberal — Except When It Comes to Divorce Contrary to popular belief, marriage isn’t dead. It’s not even dying. The institution is probably more respected and admired than ever before — just not in a way […]

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Scientists Say One Behavior Is the “Kiss of Death” for a Relationship

This article by Erin Brodwin in Business Insider may be of interest. Scientists say one behavior is the ‘kiss of death’ for a relationship On the way home from work you have every intention of greeting your partner with a friendly “Hi, how are you? How was your day?” and listening attentively while he or she tells […]

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Study Shines Light on What Dooms Marriages

This story by CBS News is of interest. Study Shines Light on What Dooms Marriages A new study shines a light on how romantic relationships end. Columbia University professor Heidi Grant Halvorson said for decades, researchers knew on average, women are more likely to initiate divorce, but data presented at the Annual Meeting of the […]

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Tennessee County Has Divorce Rate of Almost 90 Percent

This recent story by Jessica Jaglois at WKRN has been raising some eyebrows. Trousdale County’s divorce rate exceeds marriage There are four counties in Tennessee where the divorce rate is higher than the marriage rate. Hartsville is the self-proclaimed heart of Tennessee, and at the local salon, Betsy Walker says she’s a pro at divorce […]

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Study Shows What Makes Long-Term Marriages Work

This article by Emily Esfahani Smith in The Atlantic may be of interest to readers of this blog. Masters of Love Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosity. Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say “I do,” committing to a […]

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Couples Are Delaying Marriage

This article by Leslie Mann in the Chicago Tribune might be of interest to readers of this blog. Nowadays, it’s ‘last comes marriage’ Katie Hasse and Andrew Pace, both 30, fit a lot into their 20s. He played professional football in Germany, volunteered in Peru and Guatemala, and earned a master’s degree in business administration. […]

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Conservatives Aren’t Just Fighting Same-Sex Marriage — They’re Also Trying to Stop Divorce

After last week’s post on the Sixth Circuit opinion regarding same-sex marriage, I thought this opinion column by Scott Keyes in the Washington Post might be of interest to my readers. Conservatives aren’t just fighting same-sex marriage. They’re also trying to stop divorce. For years, social conservatives have been fighting to prevent certain people from […]

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