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Cohabitation: it's time to take legal reform seriously

We live our lives differently today. Marriage is no longer the go-to choice for couples. The marriage rate is now the lowest since records began in 1862 and many couples are instead cohabiting. The unmarried family has become ...

Negative marital communications leave literal, figurative wounds

A tendency for one or both spouses to avoid or withdraw from tough conversations could set up married couples for emotional distress, bad feelings about their relationship, chronic inflammation and lowered immune function, ...

Study shows the power of 'thank you' for couples

Gratitude has been a trendy sentiment in recent years—sparking an industry of journals, knickknacks and T-shirts touting thankfulness as a positive force in individuals' lives.

Why the child tax credit matters

When Congress tasked a group of economists and social scientists in 2015 to study ways to cut child poverty in the U.S. in half, one finding stood out. More than any other policy, a "child allowance" of about $3,000 per year, ...

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