The downside of marriage: the greater a wife's age gap from her husband, the lower her life expectancy
Marriage is more beneficial for men than for women - at least for those who want a long life. Previous studies have shown that men with younger wives live longer. While it had long been assumed that women ...
Therapy can help even very distressed married couples, largest study finds
The largest, most comprehensive clinical trial of couple therapy ever conducted has found that therapy can help even very distressed married couples if both partners want to improve their marriage. The study also involved ...
Sex addiction -- is it real?
Addicts call it a God-sized hole, a hollowness in the soul. It leaks no matter how much they try to fill it -- and at what cost. For years, George filled his emptiness with pornography, erotic massage and, eventually, sex ...
Different strokes for married folks?
"Love and marriage," sang philosopher Frank Sinatra, "is an institute you can't disparage." Especially, a new Tel Aviv University study suggests, when a happy marriage may help to prevent fatal strokes in men.
Research corroborates mindfulness meditation effective in Marriage and Family Therapy curriculum
Virginia Tech is one of few universities to integrate mindfulness meditation into its Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program curriculum, according to Eric McCollum, professor of human development and MFT ...
Expectations Determine Whether Wife Outearning Husband is Marital Sore Spot, Experts Say
(PhysOrg.com) -- When a wife is the primary breadwinner, whether it's a big issue or a nonissue in the marriage depends largely on expectations, according to two financial therapists at Kansas State University.
From Quebec to France: forced marriages still exist
Sakina (fictitious name) was born in Bangladesh yet raised in Montreal. At 16, she returned to her homeland with her parents under the pretext of visiting her sick grandmother. The young woman was then forced to marry a man ...
Do children need both a mother and a father?
The presumption that children need both a mother and a father is widespread. It has been used by proponents of Proposition 8 to argue against same-sex marriage and to uphold a ban on same-sex adoption.
Columbia prof says Prop 8 adds to gay health woes
(AP) -- A Columbia University social scientist says California's voter-enacted ban on same-sex marriages contributed to the social stigma that makes gay men and lesbians more susceptible to depression, suicide ...
Sociologist: Tiger Woods' Example Neither Reflects Nor Threatens the Image of Marriage
(PhysOrg.com) -- University at Buffalo sociologist Sampson Blair says Tiger Woods' alleged rampant infidelities don't affect the status of marriage and the family because his lifestyle and wealth are regarded by most Americans ...
Naturally skinny people have their own challenges
Nancy Brueheim wishes she could break 100 pounds. Without working at it, Brueheim, who is 71 and stands 5-foot-2, fluctuates between 95 and 98 pounds.
'Happy housewife' myth debunked by new book
(PhysOrg.com) -- Many believe that 1950s cinema portrayed women as complacent, conservative housewives who liked nothing better than to rustle up a three-course meal for their hardworking husbands, but a new book has shown ...
Marriage is good for the health: global study
Despite the barbs of comedians and the spectacular bust-ups documented in the gossip magazines, marriage really is good for you, international research has found.
Playing favorites: Parents still involved after children are grown
(PhysOrg.com) -- Middle-aged parents are more involved in their grown children's lives than ever, according to new research from Purdue University.