Gender gaps in college linked to divorce rates
The absence of a father, in a typical post-divorce setting, affects the education of boys.
Children of divorce more reliant on psychiatric help
Back and forth between the homes of divorced parents is detrimental for kids.
Housing strains, marriage and mental health
Homeowners in default or foreclosure represent an identifiable high-risk group.
The link between student debt and divorced parents
Married parents contribute significantly more to children’s college education than other parents.
Loneliness is bad for your health
Chronic loneliness is more damaging to health than obesity.
Sons of divorce, and school shooters
There's a common thread tying together most school shooters - and it's not just access to guns.
Norway rethinks its acceptance of divorce
Instead they're promoting date nights to benefit marriage, which then benefits the well-being of young people.
Divorce is bad for your health
Divorced adults have an increased risk of early mortality compared to their married counterparts.
More siblings means less divorce risk
Two or more siblings mean you're more likely to marry and stay married.
Overnight stays for infants affect their relationship with parents
Infants do better is they don't have overnights away from their primary caregiver.
Wives divorced for drinking
Quite often when we think of divorce, the blame seems to lie with the man. He has been unfaithful, unloving, or has taken to drinking too much. But interestingly, according to recent reports, it seems that over the last five years there has been a huge increase in marriages that have broken down because of the woman drinking too much.
Remarriage, the second divorce and the relationship tangle
As if one divorce wasn't bad enough for kids, some are now seeing their blended families break up.
Marriage contracts: from prenups to planned obsolescence
A rumour that Hollywood couple Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise had a short term marriage contract leads the New York Times to speculate on the advantages of this move.
Why “Madmen” actor won’t get married
“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.
How divorce ruins children’s lives
Divorce puts some children on a “downward trajectory from which they might never fully recover”, says a new study.
If parents can divorce one another…
Greeks are abandoning their children because of poverty. Isn't there a better way?
Many marriages could be saved
Divorce, a major contributor to unhappiness and social disorder, is happening much more than it ought to -- much more than even the spouses involved even want -- according to a new report from the Institute for American Values.
The high cost of divorce
With cohabitation replacing marriage, divorce is receding as a cause of family breakdown, but it remains a serious problem. The material cost is huge.
Insurers find more room on the divorce gravy train
The Chinese may be catching up with the western divorce trend but, hopefully, they are not yet so cynical about marriage as to go for pre-nuptial break-up agreements -- and now, insurance against contested prenups.
The price of progress in China?
Some see it as a sign of greater freedom in China and therefore progress, but not all Chinese are happy that the divorce rate is burgeoning, reports China Daily.
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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