Monday, September 9, 2013

The M.Guy Tweet, Week of September 1, 2013

1. Failed Marriages, Fractured Minds, The Family in America: New Research
. . . [I]ndividuals who have suffered “divorce or job loss are up to 3 times more likely to develop a major depressive disorder than those without such event.”

3. Too Many Points of Contact, UK Marriage Newsletter
A survey of 24,000 married people found that using more than five channels (such as social media, texting, instant messaging, etc.) to communicate with your partner actually decreases relationship satisfaction.

3. Study Finds More Divorce After Longer Deployment, The San-Diego Union Tribune
Among those who married before the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks launched an era of combat, a 12-month war zone deployment increased the risk of divorce within three years of marriage by 28 percent.

4. When Women Outnumber Men on Campus: What It Means for Marriage, The Globe and Mail
The growing gender gap in education alone is not responsible [for] falling marriage rates, but it has worked to disenfranchise less-educated women from the marriage market excluding them, and their children, from the economic privileges that go hand in hand with marriage.

5. Divorces in Iowa Lowest Since 1968, Quad-City Times
“Family research shows that when there is financial hardship — and this is society-wide because of the recession — people just tend to maintain the status quo. . ."

6. Task Force Issues Recommendations for Reducing Childhood Poverty, Kansas Health Institute
". . . Government must be mindful of programs and policies that result in keeping individuals in poverty by disincentivizing full-time employment and marriage or incentivizing out-of-wedlock childbirths.”

7. Married Couples, Don't Forget to Date, CNN Parents
"Be disciplined about getting a sitter on a regular basis and taking time for just the two of you outside the home," says Dr. Seth, "and don't be shy about returning to some of the favorite places you used to go as a couple before kids."

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