1. The All-or-Nothing Marriage, The New York Times
The average marriage today is weaker than the average marriage of yore, in terms of both satisfaction and divorce rate, but the best marriages today are much stronger, in terms of both satisfaction and personal well-being, than the best marriages of yore.
2. The Science Behind a Happy Relationship (Graphic), Happify
[Example] Couples who can put a positive spin on their marriage have a 94% chance of experiencing a happy future together.
3. 5 Facts About Love And Marriage, Pew Research Center
In a Pew Research Center survey
conducted last year, 88% of Americans cited love as a “very important”
reason to get married, ahead of making a lifelong commitment (81%) and
4. Marriage Quality May Influence Heart Disease Risk, The Chicago Tribune
"The most intriguing finding was that within a couple, only if both of
them felt ambivalent towards their partner did you see this elevated
(heart disease) risk," said Bert Uchino, a psychologist at the
University of Utah and lead author of the study.
5. How Single Motherhood Hurts Kids, The New York Times
The typical American single mother is younger than her counterpart in
other developed nations. She is also more likely to live in a community
where single motherhood is the norm rather than an alternative life
6. Marriage Bonus and Penalty Tax Calculator, Tax Policy Center: Urban Institute and Brookings Institution
the couple receives a “marriage bonus” if its partners pay less income tax
as a married couple than they would have as two single individuals.
7. In Our Opinion: Fatherhood Hasn't Received The Attention It Deserves, Deseret News
“The time a dad spends with his children is a particularly strong predictor of how empathetic a child will become. . ."
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