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Divorced Women Suffer Financially, While Men - Emotionally

By Margarita Nahapetyan After divorce it is women who turn out to be the biggest financial losers, but it takes their husbands much longer to recover emotionally, found the joint research led by the Australian Federal Government's Institute of Family Studies. The study by the AIFS, ANU and University of Queensland compared the incomes of married couples with divorced men and women between 2001 and 2010. The data was collected from the

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. Dr. Orbuch, who is also a family and marriage therapist and an author of five books on relationships, known as "The Love Doctor," conducted a long-term project

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Detaching From a Malignant Man

Excerpted from Don't Text That Man! A Guide To Self Protective Dating in the Age of Technology By Rhonda Findling Disengaging from a man you love, like or are infatuated with, takes a lot of self-discipline and emotional strength. It's like going against the force of gravity. It is counterintuitive. It's traumatic. It's not a natural process. It defies our human instinct to attach. Getting over a man can take several months to several years, dep

Faking Love Can Lead To Actually Falling In Love

By Margarita Nahapetyan If you pretend to be in love with someone and act as if you find them attractive, or otherwise imitate the behaviors associated with being in love, your chances of truly falling in love with that person significantly increase. To this conclusion came British Professor Richard Wiseman, psychologist of the University of Hertfordshire, who published his findings in a new book, titled Rip It Up. Prof Wiseman says t

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Most Women Rather Not Date Unemployed Men

By Margarita Nahapetyan It turns out that the real problem for unemployed men is not that they cannot pay their bills, but that they actually cannot get dates, a new survey has revealed. It's Just Lunch, a dating service for busy professionals, found that more than 75 per cent of women are unwilling to date a man who does not have a job. However, when it comes to the ladies themselves, they are still in demand regardless of being employed or not.

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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 socioeconomic status, low-income populations in the United States have lower marriage rates and higher divorce rates, a new study has revealed. According to the researc

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Her Inner Beauty - How to Be a Father to Your Daughter

Excerpted from Splashing in Puddles: How to Be a Father to Your Daughter By David B. Van Heemst The fire in your family's fireplace can be stoked to burn brightly, or it can be ignored so that it burns out. Your daughter is born with an inner beauty. She is a child of the King, made in His image. By encouraging her spirit, you can help stoke the flames of her inner beauty, helping her to radiate; but by damaging or ignoring her spirit, you can ensure it will smolder, go

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Men's Unempleyment Can Lead to Marriage Breakup

By Margarita Nahapetyan A man's unemployment can have a profound effect on whether his marriage will survive or not, according to a study published in the American Journal of Sociology. While attitudes about working females have considerably evolved in the past decades, social pressure on their male counterparts to be the main money makers is still very strong, says Liana Sayer, an associate professor of sociology at Ohio State Univer

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 different for gentlemen than they are for ladies. Dmitry Tumin, a study's lead author and doctoral student in sociology, and Zhenchao Qian, professor and chair, D

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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 statistics show that one in five marriages in the United States are destroyed by the nation's most popular website. A 2010 survey by American Academy of Matrim

Blogging Helps New Moms Handle Parental Stress

By Margarita Nahapetyan One of the most effective ways to relieve stress associated with being a new mom is to read or write blogs, claims a new family study by U.S. researchers. According to the new findings, joining an online blogging community helps new mothers feel less alone as they begin to feel more connected to their "extended family and friends." It was also revealed that while blogging had a positive impact on women, social

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Why People Lie On Online Dating Services?

By Margarita Nahapetyan Individuals who tend to lie on online dating services are probably people pleasers who are trying to present themselves in the best light in order to get someone to like them, just the same way as they would do if you meet them face-to-face. To this conclusion came a University of Kansas researcher Jeffrey Hall, assistant professor of communication studies, who said that while the Internet plays a more importan

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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. David and John Gallacher from the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff, Wales, analyzed nearly 150 published studies into the benefits of marriage, and came to the conclusion that the reason men benefit physically when married is

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Men Are More Sensitive than Women when Having Relationship Problems

By Margarita Nahapetyan The common belief that women are more vulnerable when it comes to emotional ups and downs of romantic relationships has been challenged in a study from Wake Forest University. According to the Professor of Sociology Robin Simon, unhappy romances take a greater emotional toll on the mental health of young men than women, even though men sometimes try to appear tough. Guys just express their distress and vulnerability differently than wo

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Too Much Commitment Can Destroy Romantic Relationship

By Margarita Nahapetyan Relationships, in which one of the partners places too much emotional weight on another one, are more likely to undergo unnecessary strain, and even be destroyed. This is what psychologists call relationship-contingent self-esteem (RCSE) and, according to University of Houston scientists, this unhealthy factor can cause uncomfortable situations that do more harm than good in romantic relationships. People who h

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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, titled "Re-examining the Case for Marriage: Union Formation and Changes in Well-being." The Cornell University researchers, led by Kelly Musick, associate professor of policy analysis and manag

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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 on their happiness in the long run. In other words, conflict patterns can predict divorce, a University of Michigan study has found. Commenting on the new findings,

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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, the new research by Cornell University and the University of Central Oklahoma scientists came to the conclusion that among cohabitating partners, nearly 70 per ce

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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, suggest that although matrimony is not a guarantee for a blissful life and does not make people happier than they used to be when they were single, it may provide a prote

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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. However, it remained unclear whether it is the marriage itself that is responsible for turning antisocial men into well-behaved husbands, or whether fewer antisocial men get married. The answer, according to a Michigan State Univ

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Stress Makes Men More Social and Generous

By Margarita Nahapetyan It has been a long-held belief that, when it comes to stress, men become more aggressive and even ready to fight. However, German psychologists and neuroscientists have refuted this stereotype claiming that men under stress are actually more social, more likely to trust others and to share their resources. How men and women cope with stress has been a widely researched topic for scientists over the years, with

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Divorce Is More Stressful For Yonger Generation to Cope With

By Margarita Nahapetyan Dealing with the stress of divorce is much harder at a younger age than later in life, researchers from Michigan State University have found. According to Hui Liu, assistant professor of sociology who carried out the study, the younger a person is when going through a divorce, the higher is the risk for health problems. Liu said the results, which are published in the research journal Social Science & Medic

Does Organic Food Make People Arrogant And Unethical?

By Margarita Nahapetyan The journal Social Psychology and Personality Science has published a new study according to which individuals who consume organic foods have negative attitude toward other people and are less social in general. The new findings indicate that exposure to organic food can influence a person's moral thinking and behavior, and that choosing to eat organic may cause some people to not only look down on others, but

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