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28 Sep

Since 2002, more people approve of living together before marriage, premarital sex, and having children outside marriage, but fewer approve of divorce. (Winerman, L. Sex, marriage and child rearing. Monitor on Psychology, 2016, December, p. 16)


14 Sep

The happiness of spouses predicts the health of their partners. (In brief. In sickness and in health. Monitor on Psychology, 2016, December, p.14)


5 Aug

Researchers asked one-half of the sampled partners about how they felt today about their most recent relationship conflicts and the other half were asked about how they would feel about those conflicts one year later. Those told to take the long view were more forgiving. (In brief. Relationship repair. Monitor on Psychology, 2016, November, p. 13)


30 Jul

Married and co-habitating people drink less alcohol than singletons. (In brief. Marriage is sobering. Monitor on Psychology, 2016, November, p.11)


24 May

Having more family rituals brings more connection among its members. (Hutson M. The more rituals the merrier. Scientific American Mind, 2016, 27(6), p. 8)