Seven things maketh a happy marriage

Tamara Rajakariar | 06 March 2015
Little celebrations, high standards, friends and more.

Marriage protects from heart disease

Nicole M. King | 16 February 2015
Married people are more likely to survive a heart attack.

The romance of a lifetime

William Stearman | 12 February 2015
Advice from a marriage veteran for Valentine's Day.

How to have a happy marriage (even when you’re busy with kids)

Betsy Kerekes | 11 February 2015
10 tips to consider in the lead-up to Valentine’s Day.

More marriage, more healthy habits

Nicole M. King | 05 January 2015
Getting hitched is a strategy for healthier living.

Problems of the heart

Nicole M. King | 15 December 2014
Marriage and its heart attack prevention qualities.

Marriage vs. smoking

Nicole M. King | 17 November 2014
Married people smoke less than the single, divorced or separated.

Bigger the wedding, more likely the divorce?

Tamara Rajakariar | 21 October 2014
It's all about your attitude.

Marriage helps beat breast cancer

Nicole M. King | 17 October 2014
No pink ribbon can replace the support of a spouse.

Expert offer solutions to end marriage crisis

Michael Cook | 03 October 2014
Ahead of a Vatican synod, an international group of experts has made some practical suggestions.

Married at First Sight

Nicole M. King | 16 September 2014
New TV show conveys that society's attitude to marriage is all wrong.

Married parents vs cohabiting parents

Nicole M. King | 20 August 2014
Married parents are economically advantaged and less likely to separate.

To take or not to take, your husband’s surname

Tamara Rajakariar | 08 August 2014
Is this, like, a totally outdated tradition?

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?”

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