1. The Perils of Giving Advice, The Wall Street Journal
[B]oth husbands and wives feel lower marital satisfaction when
they are given too much advice from a spouse, as opposed to too little.
And—surprise!—unsolicited advice is the most damaging kind.
2. Relationships in Later Life and Why They Matter, Huffington Post
91% of people in couples said their relationship with their partner was
the most important thing for a happy retirement.
3. The Disestablishment of Marriage, The New York Times
The rising age of marriage, combined with the increase in divorce and
cohabitation since the 1960s, means that Americans spend a longer period
of their adult lives outside marriage than ever before.
4. With Stress Down and Happiness Up, Old Age Can Be the Time of Your Life, The Washington Post
Satisfaction with social relationships grows. Seniors
typically have a smaller but closer circle of friends than younger
adults, research shows. That’s because older people tend to focus on
close friends and family members who are important for their emotional
5. SIMMONS: Cosby Gets Serious about Fatherhood, The Washington Post
“A father. . . who is there for his children, who is there with the mother, completes the love package for the child,” Mr. Cosby said. “[A son] sees that mom is happy, and he can emulate that, carry that love to his own children.
6. The Forever Initiative, The National Healthy Marriage Resource Center
While the causes of family instability are many and deep, Hawkins argues
that this public policy agenda of educational initiatives can make more
young people today better drivers of their romantic relationships, more
competent at avoiding destructive detours, and more capable of
achieving their marital aspirations and destinations.
7. Dads Who Bond With Kids Help Keep Marriage Strong, WebMD
Doing household chores and being engaged with the children seem to be
important ways for husbands to connect with their wives, and that
connection is related to better relationships, Galovan explained.
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