Monday, May 19, 2014

The M.Guy Tweet, Week of May 11, 2014

1. Mother's Day 100-Year History A Colorful Tale Of Love, Anger and Civic Unrest, Deseret News
As they celebrate the day with their moms, most children — young or old — won’t know it’s in fact a holiday with a colorful history, started by a woman who adored her own mother but later tried very hard to take the holiday back.

2. Divorce Corp Documentary: How To Make Divorce Better, Forbes
The name of the film is Divorce Corp. . . It’s a $50 billion a year industry. How did it become this big? What are the problems with the current process, and what are some of the solutions?

3. Kevin Durant And The Absence Of Fathers, The Seattle Times
As such, the speech was a testimony to the power of a mother’s love. But it was also a reminder: A father’s absence has power, too. [See tribute to his mother here.]

4. Divorce Is Hardest on Already Disadvantaged Children, Family Studies
It was his analysis of the “Marital Instability Over the Life Course” study. . . that showed how it’s not the end of high-conflict marriages that injures children but the end of low-conflict ones. (Half of U.S. divorces are low-conflict.)

5. Love Overcomes Life’s Inevitable Sorrow, The Washington Post
My husband was part of the Grant Study at Harvard, which starting in 1938 examined nearly 300 “normal” male students. . . came to this conclusion about what made the subjects happy: “Happiness is love. Full stop.”

6. Why Men Resist Marriage Even Though They Benefit the Most From It, Family Studies
They associated marriage with a number of increased responsibilities and with a greater possibility of financial loss.

7. In Relationships, Understanding—Not Agreement—Is Key, Why?, Psychology Today
Conflicts in couples’ viewpoints needn’t cause conflicts in their relationship.

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