Monday, July 1, 2013

The M.Guy Tweet, Week of June 23, 2013

1. The Perils of Giving Advice, The Wall Street Journal
[B]oth husbands and wives feel lower marital satisfaction when they are given too much advice from a spouse, as opposed to too little. And—surprise!—unsolicited advice is the most damaging kind.

2. Relationships in Later Life and Why They Matter, Huffington Post
91% of people in couples said their relationship with their partner was the most important thing for a happy retirement.

3. The Disestablishment of Marriage, The New York Times
The rising age of marriage, combined with the increase in divorce and cohabitation since the 1960s, means that Americans spend a longer period of their adult lives outside marriage than ever before.

4. With Stress Down and Happiness Up, Old Age Can Be the Time of Your Life, The Washington Post
Satisfaction with social relationships grows. Seniors typically have a smaller but closer circle of friends than younger adults, research shows. That’s because older people tend to focus on close friends and family members who are important for their emotional bonds.

5. SIMMONS: Cosby Gets Serious about Fatherhood, The Washington Post
“A father. . . who is there for his children, who is there with the mother, completes the love package for the child,” Mr. Cosby said. “[A son] sees that mom is happy, and he can emulate that, carry that love to his own children.

6. The Forever Initiative, The National Healthy Marriage Resource Center
While the causes of family instability are many and deep, Hawkins argues that this public policy agenda of educational initiatives can make more young people today better drivers of their romantic relationships, more competent at avoiding destructive detours, and more capable of achieving their marital aspirations and destinations.

7. Dads Who Bond With Kids Help Keep Marriage Strong, WebMD
Doing household chores and being engaged with the children seem to be important ways for husbands to connect with their wives, and that connection is related to better relationships, Galovan explained.

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