Marriage


Getting married young? It’s good for your mental health

Nicole M. King | 31 January 2014
It also comes with less drunkenness and higher life satisfaction.

Bored with their bliss

Tamara Rajakariar | 14 October 2013
More than half of newlyweds do not consummate their marriage that night.

Do traditional gender roles mean a better relationship?

Nicole M. King | 25 September 2013
Couples who maintain traditional gender roles seem to have more fulfilling sexual relationships.

A marriage for life keeps the doctor away

Nicole M. King | 18 September 2013
Turns out that lifelong marriage delays the onset of disease.

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.

Less marriage, fewer fathers

Tamara Rajakariar | 24 June 2013
Marriage in the only institution which binds a father to his children.

The pressure of proposing

Tamara Rajakariar | 26 April 2013
Somewhere along the way, proposals have become almost bigger and more important than the engagement (and dare I say, marriage?) itself! A topic I’ve been thinking of writing about, it became reinforced today when I read an article titled “Are proposals the new weddings?”

The real lives of 20-somethings

| 26 March 2013
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.

My marriage and modernity

Veronika Winkels | 22 March 2013
As a twenty-year old arts student with one year left of my degree, I admit it must have been natural for some people to respond to my engagement last year with less-than-enthusiastic sentiments.

Pride and Prejudice at 200

| 31 January 2013
The romantic appeal of the novel is, of course, at odds with its outmoded gender paradigm.

Marriage is different from cohabitation - Canadian court

Carolyn Moynihan | 26 January 2013
The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Quebec can exclude cohabiting couples from receiving spousal support in the event of relationship breakdown.

How online dating makes commitment harder

Carolyn Moynihan | 22 January 2013
The Atlantic magazine has an article arguing that online dating is undermining monogamy.

Younger generation has more faith in marriage

William West | 01 December 2012
Young Americans are placing more importance on marriage as a "life goal" than their parents, and want to get married younger.

Swedish working mothers not so happy after all

| 29 October 2012
Why is the mental health of working Swedish women among the worst in the developed world?

Are married folks happier than those who cohabit?

Mariette Ulrich | 26 October 2012
The short answer, according to a recent study, is Yes, No, Maybe, and It depends.

What’s really wrong with the economies: the baby dearth

Carolyn Moynihan | 11 October 2012
One way to think about the Great Recession is like a great pause button.

Marriage - a miracle cure

Carolyn Moynihan | 11 September 2012
Doctors have discovered a cancer treatment that outranks all others – marriage.

From “obey” to “submit” - Anglican marriage vows cause a stir

Carolyn Moynihan | 31 August 2012
The Anglican Church in Sydney has caused a tremendous stir with a new Prayer Book including marriage vows in which the bride promises to “submit” to her husband...

Marriage may benefit women more than men

Carolyn Moynihan | 28 August 2012
Men benefit more from marriage than women do. Have you heard statements like that before?

Unhinged: an academic promotes adultery

Carolyn Moynihan | 21 August 2012
A British academic takes a hatchet to marriage by singing the praises of adultery.

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