1. America’s Relationship Status, In Five Maps [Visual], The Washington Post
The FlowingData blog has created these fascinating maps
of America’s marital status: The counties in the US with the highest
proportion of married, never married, divorced, separated and widowed
2. Millennials Have Inherited The Black Marriage Gap, National Public Radio
The cultural change with marriage has been so sweeping that everyone
wants someone who they will regard as a soul mate, if you will. The
challenge is that it's very difficult to realize that ideal if you're
not affluent and well-educated.
Marriage Is Pro-Growth, National Review Online
Wilcox and Lerman write that 51 percent of the 1980-2000 decline in male
employment is due to the drop in marriage rates, and is highest among
4. Four-in-Ten Couples are Saying “I Do,” Again, Pew Research
[A]lmost 42 million adults in the U.S. have been married more than once, up from 22 million in 1980.
5. For A Lasting Marriage, Try Marrying Someone Your Own Age, The Atlantic
Marriage is, above all, about 50-50 partnership; differences in
ages also mean differences in life experience and cultural reference
6. Marital Demography: The Immigrant Difference, Family Studies
But the central finding from Qian’s report – that neither education nor
economics matter as much for immigrant family structures as they do for
the U.S.-born – raises a number of questions.
7. Science Says Lasting Relationships Come Down To 2 Basic Traits, Business Insider
"There's a habit of mind that the masters have," Gottman explained in an interview, "which is this: they are scanning social environment for things they can appreciate and say thank you for. They are building this culture of respect and appreciation very purposefully. Disasters are scanning the social environment for partners' mistakes."
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