Men and women move in together with very different expectations
| 11 July 2013
Cohabiting men are less committed than their female partners.
“Friends with benefits”: but who benefits?
Three movies on the same ghastly topic in two short years? What’s up with that?
Marry, be happier, live longer
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.
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.
Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@ mercatornet.com