1. Older Americans' Breakups Are Causing A 'Graying' Divorce Trend, NPR News
"Back in 1990, fewer than 1 in 10 persons who got divorced was over the
age of 50," says Brown. But today, "1 in 4 people getting divorced is 50
2. For Utah Parents, Hurdle to Divorce Could Advance, ABC News
Alan Hawkins, a professor at Brigham Young University's School of Family
Life, said Nielson's bill would help lower the numbers of people who
divorce by installing a necessary yellow light.
3. Ala. Looks At Mandating Divorce Classes For Parents, USA Today
The bill, sponsored by GOP Rep. Bill Poole of Northport, Ala., would
require couples with children younger than 16 to take a four-hour class
to increase parents' sensitivity to their children's needs during a
divorce or separation proceeding.
Surprisingly, Most Married Families Today Tilt Neo-Traditional, Family Studies
It’s new in the sense that today’s married dads do a lot more child care and housework than dads of the 1950s, and that most married moms
are working in the paid labor force. But it’s “traditional” in the
sense that most husbands take the lead when it comes to breadwinning,
and most wives take the lead when it comes to childrearing.
All Sex All the Time, National Review Online
It would seem, though, that an effective approach to lowering the
unplanned-pregnancy rate among unmarried twentysomething women wouldn’t
encourage behaviors — such as drunken, casual sex or multiple sexual
partners — that can have a negative long-term impact on the still nearly
universal aspiration toward marriage.
6. The Father Factor: What Happens When Dad Is Nowhere To Be Found?, Deseret News
Twenty-four million American children - one in three - are growing up in homes without their biological fathers, the 2011 Census says. Children in father-absent homes, it notes, are almost four times more likely to be poor.
7. How to Talk So Your Partner Will Listen, WebMD
Researchers at the University of Chicago found that most married couples
don't communicate with their partners any better than they do with
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