Category Archives: Divorce

Wives with more education than their husbands no longer at increased risk of divorce

WASHINGTON, DC — For decades, couples in which a wife had more education than her husband faced a higher risk of divorce than those in which a husband had more education, but a new study finds this is no longer … Continue reading

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Facebook usage “is positively correlated with increasing divorce rates”

Social network sites, marriage well-being and divorce: Survey and state-level evidence from the United States Sebastián Valenzuela a Daniel Halpern a James E. Katz b a Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, School of Communications, Alameda 340, Santiago 8331150, Chile b … Continue reading

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11 signs your spouse is cheating on you

Spouses that suspect their significant other is stepping out don’t have to track their every move, they just need to follow the money trail. “People tend not to be very creative and smart when it comes to financing their affair,” … Continue reading

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Why divorce is more common among families with girls

DURHAM, N.C. — In the U.S., couples with daughters are somewhat more likely to divorce than couples with sons. Many scholars have read those numbers as evidence that daughters cause divorce. But new research from Duke University suggests something quite … Continue reading

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Infidelity, break-ups, and divorce: The dark side of Twitter

With more than 554 million active users, Twitter is one of the most popular social networking sites. Active users of social networking who are in a romantic relationship may find that Twitter-related conflicts cause relationship problems that can become serious … Continue reading

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‘Trophy wife’ stereotype is largely a myth, new study shows

Most people are familiar with the “trophy wife” stereotype that attractive women marry rich men, placing little importance on their other traits, including physical appearance, and that men look for pretty wives but don’t care about their education or earnings. … Continue reading

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Divorce may be linked to higher risk of overweight, obesity among kids involved

Boys may be especially prone to excess weight gain, the findings indicate. The researchers base their findings on a nationally representative sample of more than 3000 pupils attending 127 schools across Norway. All the children were part of the national … Continue reading

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Shared custody is becoming the norm

It’s no longer a certainty that American mothers will get custody over their children during a divorce. In fact, if Wisconsin Court Records of the past 20 years are anything to go by, joint custody is becoming the norm. So … Continue reading

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How illness affects divorce risk

ANN ARBOR—In the classic marriage vow, couples promise to stay together in sickness and in health. But a new study finds that the risk of divorce among older married couples rises when the wife—but not the husband—becomes seriously ill. “Married … Continue reading

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People who experience chronic marital stress are less able to savor positive experiences

Newswise — MADISON, Wis. – Marital stress may make people more vulnerable to depression, according to a recent study by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers and their colleagues. The long-term study, published in the April 2014 Journal of Psychophysiology, shows that … Continue reading

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New spitefulness scale developed

PULLMAN, Wash.—Some of the world’s nastiest behavior grows out of spite, the dark art of hurting an opponent even when it comes at a price to yourself. Divorcing couples often go out of their way to hurt each other and … Continue reading

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Twitter use linked to infidelity and divorce

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Twitter and other social networking services have revolutionized the way people create and maintain relationships. However, new research shows that Twitter use could actually be damaging to users’ romantic relationships. Russell Clayton, a doctoral student in the … Continue reading

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Married people less likely to have cardiovascular problems

Analysis of surveys of more than 3.5 million American men and women, administered at some 20,000 health centers across the country — believed to be the largest analysis of its kind ever performed — found that married people, regardless of … Continue reading

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