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
3. Too Many Points of Contact, UK Marriage Newsletter
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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