Housing strains, marriage and mental health

Nicole M. King | 17 March 2014
Homeowners in default or foreclosure represent an identifiable high-risk group.

The link between student debt and divorced parents

Nicole M. King | 10 March 2014
Married parents contribute significantly more to children’s college education than other parents.

Loneliness is bad for your health

Nicole M. King | 28 February 2014
Chronic loneliness is more damaging to health than obesity.

Sons of divorce, and school shooters

Carolyn Moynihan | 20 December 2013
There's a common thread tying together most school shooters - and it's not just access to guns.

Norway rethinks its acceptance of divorce

Nicole M. King | 06 November 2013
Instead they're promoting date nights to benefit marriage, which then benefits the well-being of young people.

Divorce is bad for your health

Nicole M. King | 07 October 2013
Divorced adults have an increased risk of early mortality compared to their married counterparts.

More siblings means less divorce risk

Nicole M. King | 17 August 2013
Two or more siblings mean you're more likely to marry and stay married.

Overnight stays for infants affect their relationship with parents

Tamara Rajakariar | 29 July 2013
Infants do better is they don't have overnights away from their primary caregiver.

Wives divorced for drinking

Tamara Rajakariar | 15 April 2013
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

Carolyn Moynihan | 09 October 2012
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

Carolyn Moynihan | 01 October 2012
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

David Quinn | 22 March 2012
“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

William West | 31 January 2012
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…

Carolyn Moynihan | 16 January 2012
Greeks are abandoning their children because of poverty. Isn't there a better way?

Many marriages could be saved

Carolyn Moynihan | 25 October 2011
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

Carolyn Moynihan | 23 August 2011
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

Carolyn Moynihan | 11 August 2011
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?

Carolyn Moynihan | 10 August 2011
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.

Divorce and cohabitation are wrecking Britain, says judge

Carolyn Moynihan | 18 July 2011
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.

Divorce linked with early sex

Carolyn Moynihan | 22 June 2011
Despite all the experts who scoff at teaching adolescents to “wait” for sex, many do. Now a study (based on data from the same survey) shows how important that is in later life.

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