Week of July 30, 2011
Courtesy of Bill Coffin
1. Divorcé’s Guide to Marriage, Wall Street Journal
Research shows that most divorced people identify the same top five regrets—behaviors they believe contributed to their marriage’s demise and that they resolve to change next time.
“Husbands who reported that their wives noticed them and made them feel special were very happy,” says Orbuch. In fact they were so happy, that couple was about two times less likely to get divorced.
3. Cohabiting Women Having More Babies, USA Today
The number of births overall to cohabiting women increased from 14% of all births in 2002 to 23% in 2006-10, according to the first federal report on intended and unintended births since 1990.
4. Is Your Parents’ Divorce Affecting Your Relationship?, Psychology Today
Johns Hopkins University sociologist Andre J. Cherlin said that Wallerstein’s research showed a divorce ”sleeper effect.”
5. Executive Summary and Full Report Released – Counting Couples, Counting Families, National Center for Family and Marriage Research
The materials are a culmination of the third Counting Couples conference in 2011 and two previous national conferences in 2001 and 2003 detailing comprehensive recommendations to facilitate standardization of family measurement across surveys.
6. The Family Factor in Health Care, The Philadelphia Inquirer
That’s because the explosive growth of the health-care sector has more to do with social and demographic realities than a lack of free-market principles in health-care delivery and financing. . . Indeed, family breakdown all across America is the unacknowledged force fast tracking health-care expenditures.
[T]he really important thing about being alive is how you relate to other people and the world around you, rather than how many tasks you complete or how quickly.
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