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Young Couples Prefer Cohabitation to Marriage
by Margarita Nahapetyan
It has been already known for some time that fewer and fewer individuals are willing to get married, and a new research just confirmed how much the marriage rate has dropped down in the last century.

Marriage And Education Could Help Childhood Maltreatment Victims Recover
by Margarita Nahapetyan
According to the researchers from the University of Washington's School of Social Work, the long-term consequences of childhood maltreatment, though proven to leave a victim with both visible and invisible scarring, can be combated with some protective fa

Wedding Jitters Could Be a Predictor for a Future Divorce
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Brides who hesitate about getting married might want to consider having second thoughts before starting a life-long commitment, suggest psychologists from the University of California, Los Angeles. According to the new research, uncertainty and wedding co

Divorced People Can Give The Best Marriage Advice
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Want to get a good marriage advice and stay happily wedded? Ask a divorced friend for help, suggests Terri Orbuch, PhD., a psychologist at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan and a professor of sociology at Oakland University.

People With Low Incomes Marry Less But Divorce More
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Individuals with lower incomes and lower socioeconomic status value the institution of marriage just as much as their counterparts with higher incomes and have the same romantic standards for marriage. However, when compared to those with higher socioecon

Marriage and Divorce Associated with Gaining Extra Pounds
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Marriage and divorce are linked to weight gain among both women and men, and especially those who are over age 30, found U.S. sociologists. However, when it comes to gaining a lot of extra pounds, the effects of marital transitions turn out to be very

Can Facebook Destroy Your Marriage?
by Margarita Nahapetyan
According to U.S. and British divorce attorneys, social networking website Facebook is often associated with marriage breakups. In spite of the fact that millions of people all across the world consider Facebook to be very social and innocent, the latest

Marriage Boosts Women's Mental and Men's Physical Health
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Both men and women can benefit from marriage, claim British experts, suggesting that stable, long-term committed relationships boost women's mental health and men's physical health.

Is Cohabitation Better Than Marriage?
by Margarita Nahapetyan
When it comes to comparing the overall well being of married couples versus cohabiting Valentines, those who are married have just few advantages in psychological well being, health and social ties, according to a study

Divorce Could Be Predicted By The Way Married Couples Fight
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Disagreements and arguments are quite common among married couples, even among those who are very happy in their relationships. However, conflicts can be approached in different ways, and the style the couples use when they fight may have an impact

Why Young People Don't Rush To Marry? They Fear Divorce
by Margarita Nahapetyan
U.S. demographers have finally found out what prevents many young couples in the United States to take the plunge and get married these days. The reason is simple - they fear divorce. With the share of married individuals at an all-time low in the USA

Happiness In Marriage Linked to Balance and Stability In Life
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Married people are more likely to be happier in the long run when compared to their single counterparts, according to U.S. scientists from Michigan State University. The new findings, published online in the Journal of Research in Personality

Marriage Positively Affects Men's Behavior
by Margarita Nahapetyan
It has been known for a long time that married men, when compared to single ones, are more responsible, work more, make more money, are less aggressive and are less likely to get involved in something illegal.

Education Can Boost Women's Chances of Getting Married
by Margarita Nahapetyan
NYU Sociologists Paula England and Jonathan Bearak claim that college-educated ladies these days are as likely to get married as their less educated counterparts, even if the nuptials happen at an older age.

Modern Brides Don't Care About Husband's Money
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Many women these days are 'marrying down' rather than 'marrying up' or, in other words, they opt for husbands from their own social class or lower, a new British study of marriages by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has found.

Cohabitation Before Marriage Not Linked To Divorce
by Margarita Nahapetyan
CDC conducted a marriage survey and found that living together before getting married is not necessarily a factor of poor chances for a successful and happy matrimonial unit later.

Marriage Has Medical Powers For Healing Hearts
by Margarita Nahapetyan
People who are married are three times more likely than their single counterparts to survive the critical first three months following heart surgery, claims a new study from the United States.

The Feelings of Love
The Feelings of Loveby Ed Wheat, M.D.
As newlyweds or an engaged couple, you undoubtedly qualify as experts on the feelings of love. Since few parents today are in the business of arranging marriages, most couples marry because the feelings of love draw them together in an almost irresistible

Materialistic Couples Less Happy In Marriage
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Married couples who dwell too much on money and possessions could harm their marriage, says a new study suggesting that people who prioritize money are less likely to be satisfied in their matrimonial units.

Financial Infidelity Increases During Recession
by Margarita Nahapetyan
One in every four married people in the United States would not tell their spouse if they were having financial problems, found a poll conducted by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC).

Material Wealth Increases Marriage Odds
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Individuals who have no personal wealth such as financial assets or a vehicle are significantly less likely to get married, researchers from the United States reported this week. Statistics have demonstrated that for the past few decades, most people in A

Relationships Made Easy: How to Solve Conflicts, Save Your Marriage
Relationships Made Easyby Howard Markman, C. Notarius
Do you remember when you were first getting to know your partner? Most of us have very fond memories of these times. Think about how the two of you met, out of all the people in the world. When was the first time you saw each other?

Have You Found The Keys To Her Heart?
Have You Found The Keys To Her Heart?by Stephen Arterburn
I don't know whether this is true in your part of the country, but in Southern California where I live, bagel shops and cell phone stores (and almost any business) will hire a guy to stand on the sidewalk and hold a sign advertising the store. Most signs

Anti-Actions, Fake Limits, and Other Ways Your Brain Betrays You
Anti-Actions, Fake Limits, and Other Ways Your Brain Betrays Youby Mel Robbins
There's a battle going on in your brain, and it's keeping you from getting what you want. To win any fight you have to know what you are up against and how to fight back. Your brain is a formidable opponent and it fights dirty. At crucial moments througho

Fear of Relationship
Fear of Relationshipby Hugh Prather, Gayle Prather
During the seventies and eighties, as crisis intervention counselors and as ministers, we married couples, ran groups for couples, counseled couples individually, and gave workshops on relationships throughout the country. Our children always traveled wit

Adult Children as Husbands, Wives, and Lovers
Part 1by Steven Farmer, M.A., M.F.C.C.
Love, Sweat and Tears How would you like to have a truly fulfilling relationship, one in which you can really be yourself, one that is supportive and energizing, where love and tenderness are expressed easily and occasional conflict is accepted as part

Marriage: The Ten-Minute Exercise Menu
Marriage: The Ten-Minute Exercise Menuby Douglas Weiss, Ph.D.
So that you, too, can enjoy the results of the Ten-Minute Marriage Principle, I have put together a menu of exercises. Each exercise is designed to stimulate your marriage. Each exercise is unique, so you can pick and choose what makes sense for you to do

Younger Wife - Key To A Happy Marriage
by Margarita Nahapetyan
According to the experts from the Geneva School of Business, marring a younger woman who belongs to the same cultural background could increase a couple's chances for a long and happy marriage by a fifth.

Audit Marriage Behaviors to Weed Out the Unprofitable Ones
Audit Marriage Behaviors to Weed Out the Unprofitable Onesby Terri L. Orbuch, Ph.D.
I have shared with you four simple steps you can use to take your marriage from good to really great. I know these strategies work because they are based on a winning combination of sound research, common sense, and experience. They also work because they

Good Sleep Can Improve Marriage
by Margarita Nahapetyan
According to the results of the two latest studies, being stably married may improve your sleep, and a good night's sleep may, in turn, improve your marriage. The research from an 8-year study found that women who are married or who have a good and stable

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