Married mothers are at a significant advantage.
Don't risk relationship satisfaction.
Married parents are economically advantaged and less likely to separate.
Cohabitation and marriage rights are looking more similar, but married people are happier.
Married men and women enjoy better subjective well-being than do their cohabiting peers.
Cohabiting men are less committed than their female partners.
Pop cultures gives a false impression of the lives of twenty-something Americans by leaving out the children they are having, marriage scholar Brad Wilcox writes in Slate.
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Quebec can exclude cohabiting couples from receiving spousal support in the event of relationship breakdown.
The short answer, according to a recent study, is Yes, No, Maybe, and It depends.
We have talked a fair bit on this website about cohabitation. Here's a video on the subject that pulls no punches.
The popular belief that moving in together before marriage is a good way to avoid divorce is simply not borne out by the facts, warns psychologist Meg Jay.
“My parents got divorced when I was two and never remarried. So it doesn’t mean anything to me,” says Jon Hamm, alias Don Draper.
Why are young working class Americans not marrying? Why are they having children outside the security of marriage? Researchers went out and asked the young people themselves.
Is shacking up only a problem because the couples lack social acceptance?
A new study by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) indicates that children raised by cohabiting couples do no worse on average than children raised by married couples once socio-economic background is taken into account, and therefore there is no good reason on the part of the State to encourage marriage.
You might think from the millions of words spilled on the subject lately that the worst thing to have happened to British society in the past 50 years is the News of the World phone hacking scandal. It’s not. A more serious contender is divorce, according to a senior family court judge.
Among the most distressing news stories are those featuring mothers suspected, accused or convicted of killing their children or of standing by while their infants were fatally abused.
During a brief visit to Croatia at the end of last week, Pope Benedict addressed a crowd of over 400,000 people at the country's first annual family day in the capital, Zagreb.
An interesting article on Slate recently discussed the financial habits of contemporary couples. Author Jessica Grose took a detailed look at how people approach the issue of whether or not to share money and bank accounts.
We hear a lot about family breakdown but not much that throws light on
its true extent, or on the causes. A new study remedies that by
describing the parental relationship in terms of either “belonging” or
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