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2012-02-09 18:46:35

When low-income cohabiting couples with children decide to no longer live together, that doesn´t necessarily mean the end of their romantic relationship. A new study suggests that about one in four of these couples who split their households still maintain some type of romantic relationship. “When people have studied the end of cohabiting relationships, they have generally assumed that it would end in marriage or end in a permanent breakup,” said Claire Kamp Dush,...

2011-08-15 15:24:44

Think about how much you fight and argue with your spouse today.  A new study suggests that your current level of conflict probably won't change much for the remainder of your marriage. That may be good news for the 16 percent of couples who report little conflict or even the 60 percent who have only moderate levels of conflict.  But it's not such happy news for the 22 percent of couples who say they fight and argue with each other a lot. The study followed nearly 1,000 couples over...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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