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Commitment


Men and women move in together with very different expectations

| 11 July 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Brad Wilcox, cohabitation, commitment
Cohabiting men are less committed than their female partners.


“Friends with benefits”: but who benefits?

Mariette Ulrich | 17 August 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: commitment, premarital sex
Three movies on the same ghastly topic in two short years? What’s up with that?


Marry, be happier, live longer

Carolyn Moynihan | 31 January 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: commitment, happiness, marriage
A good, lasting marriage makes the spouses happier and healthier and increases their lifespan, compared with cohabitation. On average. That’s the net finding of a review of 148 studies in seven European countries, according to an editorial in the British Medical Journal.


When marriage disappears

W. Bradford Wilcox and Elizabeth Marquardt | 07 December 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: commitment, marriage, middle class
When the social heartland retreats from marriage, what future is there for any commitment?


Choice and the college student

Katie Hinderer | 07 December 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: choice, college, commitment
From the cradle young Americans are told they can be whatever they want. It's not true.


Whom can you trust?

Zac Alstin | 07 December 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: commitment, marriage, young adult
Young people, like people in general, will commit to the things they trust.


When did maybe become enough?

Katie Hinderer | 09 November 2010 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: commitment, technology


Divided hearts

George Friedman | 21 July 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: citizenship, commitment, US
Dual nationality is becoming more and more common, but it changes the traditional American notion of citizenship.


Commitment, anyone?

Carolyn Moynihan | 02 July 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: commitment, emerging adults, marriage
Further to an earlier post on delayed adulthood, USA Today recently ran a report headed “Dating for a decade?” on how young adults put off the commitment of marriage for years, even though they have “paired off” and typically live together. Nobody seems very upset about it.


Remembering a poet of commitment

Michael Cook | 15 October 2006 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, commitment, poetry
Thirty years after James McAuley's death, his verse has lost none of its brilliance.


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