Tag: marriage

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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Newest Pew Report on American Marriage

September 29, 2014
Newest Pew Report on American Marriage

A new report on marriage from Pew Social Trends indicates a continuing decline in marriage rates. In 1960, the statistical “high point” of American marriage, just 10% of men and 8% of women had never been married by age 25. Those numbers began to grow in the 70s and today they’re considerably higher. The gap […]

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How to Make a Bad Marriage

September 25, 2014
How to Make a Bad Marriage

Though I don’t have any personal experience to rely on for this post, there is a wealth of new research that isolates specific risk factors in a mate. This list is by no means comprehensive! To ensure a bad marriage, though, try the following: Marry someone with low conscientiousness. The guy who loves spontaneity, has […]

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How to Make a Happy Marriage

September 23, 2014
How to Make a Happy Marriage

Yesterday Mr. HUS and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary. We got married on a day much like today – sunny, warm and breezy, with just a hint of fall in the air. It was a lovely and memorable wedding. This weekend our kids surprised us by preparing a fantastic celebration dinner. Because the traditional […]

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Past Relationships May Lower Marital Quality

August 22, 2014
Past Relationships May Lower Marital Quality

I’ll be away for a much needed vacation the the fam next week. Regular posting will resume after Labor Day. Enjoy these last days of summer! The National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia has just issued Before I Do, a report on how premarital experiences influence marital quality later. It reveals some interesting findings about […]

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