Tag: marriage

Marriage Causes Greater Happiness and Life Satisfaction

January 9, 2015
Marriage Causes Greater Happiness and Life Satisfaction

There’s been a wealth of research on married people – we know that they’re happier and healthier. But until recently we’ve only been able to talk about correlation, not causation. Perhaps people who are happier in general are more likely to get married. A new paper from the National Bureau of Economics Research concludes that marriage […]

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12 Key Practices in a Successful Marriage

January 5, 2015
12 Key Practices in a Successful Marriage

Happy New Year! I’m delighted to kick off 2015 with a guest post by J, (aka J 2.0), a reader and commenter who has generously shared her strength and wisdom here at HUS for years. She’s smart, witty and direct, three of my favorite qualities in a writer. J has been happily married for more than […]

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Egalitarian Marriage is Driving Down the Divorce Rate

December 8, 2014
Egalitarian Marriage is Driving Down the Divorce Rate

“It’s just love now. We marry to find our soul mate, rather than a good homemaker or a good earner.” Economist Justin Wolfers The mainstream divorce narrative in the U.S: Half of all marriages end in divorce. The divorce rate is rising. Fear of divorce depresses the marriage rate, especially among Millennial kids of divorce. […]

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For a Happy Marriage, Choose a Man Your Age

November 11, 2014
For a Happy Marriage, Choose a Man Your Age

(H/T: Say Whaat, MM) It is well understood that women have a strong preference for men the same age as themselves, give or take: Source: Dataclysm, OKCupid data A recent study of 3,000 married and recently divorced Americans confirms the wisdom of that evolved preference. Megan Garber writes in The Atlantic: The closer a couple is […]

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New Prediction Factors for Divorce

October 16, 2014
New Prediction Factors for Divorce

In Your Chances of Divorce May Be Much Lower Than You Think  I summarized a Pew Research report on the factors that decrease divorce risk, including: Marrying after age 25 Earning a college degree Making over 50K per year Religious affiliation Coming from an intact family of origin It’s no secret that marriage is increasingly becoming […]

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