Latest Cohabitation Stories

Happily Married? Live Longer
2012-11-14 20:25:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Married couples live longer and are able to adapt better to health setbacks, according to researchers from Michigan State University and the University of Cincinnati. The rate of single people is continuing to rise, from 400,000 in 1960 to 7.6 million in 2011, according to U.S. Census data. However, new research indicates being single and willing to mingle forever and always isn't necessarily the best option for your end-goal of...

2012-08-18 23:02:11

In a new book, education expert Jonathan Doyle says major demographic, sociological and cultural changes mean many young women are at risk of never finding the life partner they seek. (PRWEB) August 18, 2012 In a new book provocatively titled, 'How To Get The Man Of Your Dreams, education expert Jonathan Doyle argues that some of the major changes in developed societies over the last 50 years mean that many young women are facing the very real possibility that they may never find the life...

Government Report Finds Increase In Unintended Pregnancies
2012-07-25 05:36:39

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new government report recently found that an increase in cohabitation of unmarried couples is causing an increase in unintended pregnancies. The National Survey of Growth defined “unintended” pregnancies as births that were “mistimed,” occurring within or before a mother had planned on pregnancy, or “unwanted,” not wanted by the mother/the mother already had other children. In particular,...

2012-07-17 15:19:23

Black people who are married don´t appear to live any longer than black couples who simply live together, suggesting marriage doesn´t boost longevity for blacks the way it does for whites, according to a large national study led by Michigan State University. “This finding implies that marriage and cohabitation have very different meanings for blacks and whites,” said MSU sociologist Hui Liu, the study´s lead researcher. The study, in the Journal of Marriage...

2012-07-10 14:41:54

People with lower incomes value the institution of marriage just as much as those with higher incomes and have similar romantic standards for marriage, according to a new study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family. The new research suggests that government initiatives to strengthen marriage among low-income populations should move beyond promoting the value of marriage and instead focus on the actual problems that low-income couples face. The study, which analyzed results from a...

2012-05-19 23:01:41

"Financial Infidelity can destroy relationships, families, living. Its an addiction you cannot control," says Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil. (PRWEB) May 19, 2012 According to CBS News, there's a new trend: couples are putting together cohabitation agreements when they move in together as a type of pre-nup precursor (http://cbsloc.al/JJLAeu). These agreements, or commitment contracts, address typical issues like how to split assets should the couple break up, but they can also set day-to-day ground...

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,...

2012-01-18 22:40:05

Benefits of marriage reduce over time while cohabiting couples experience greater happiness and self esteem A new study, published in the Journal of Marriage and Family reveals that married couples experience few advantages for psychological well-being, health, or social ties compared to unmarried couples who live together. While both marriage and cohabitation provide benefits over being single, these reduce over time following a honeymoon period. "Marriage has long been an important...

2011-12-19 10:26:34

With the share of married adults at an all-time low in the United States, new research by demographers at Cornell University and the University of Central Oklahoma unveils clues why couples don't get married — they fear divorce. Among cohabitating couples, more than two-thirds of the study's respondents admitted to concerns about dealing with the social, legal, emotional and economic consequences of a possible divorce. The study, "The Specter of Divorce: Views from Working and...

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