1. Minding the Nurture Gap, The Economist
The most important divide in America today is class, not race, and the
place where it matters most is in the home. Conservatives have been
banging on about family breakdown for decades. Now one of the nation’s
most prominent liberal scholars has joined the chorus.
2. A Mission to Save Marriages, The Guardian
Nicky and Sila Lee help couples to stay together by running marriage
courses. There's no counselling, no airing of dirty linen in public, no
group therapy – and it seems to work.
3. For Richer or Poorer: The Challenges of Marrying Outside Your Class, The Washington Post
Though it shaped these couples’ lives, most people I spoke with swore
they never thought about the class differences in their relationships,
afraid that doing so made them, in the words of one source, “snotty.”
To Help Couples Get Married, Focus on Something Else, Family Studies
All of these examples suggest that change sometimes happens through
indirection: in order to encourage a behavior, focus less on the desired
behavior and more on the things that put a person on the path to that behavior.
5. Life Events That Can Lead to Divorce, ABC News
“If you stop prioritizing your marriage and allow it to play second
fiddle to work, your partner will probably start to feel isolated and
angry,” says Ochoa.
6. eHarmony Founder Talks Matchmaking in the Age of Tinder, The Wall Street Journal
I think under CEO Greg Waldorf, users started seeing us more like the
other dating sites Match and Zoosk, when we’re really a social science
site. We were never meant to be a dating site. We were meant to be a
Substance Abuse, Mental Illness, and Crime More Common in Disrupted Families, Family Studies
In the 2011-2012 National Survey of Children’s Health, 21 percent of
children cared for by a divorced or separated mother had lived with
someone—usually a parent or sibling—who “had a problem with alcohol or
drugs.” This was five times higher than the rate for children cared for
by married birth parents.
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