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2011-07-25 23:48:19

Trend may help explain decline in marriage rate, particularly among young adults Changes in relationship formation and dissolution in the past 50 years have revealed new patterns in romantic relations among young adults. The U.S. Census indicates that young people are choosing to marry later and cohabitating more often than past generations. Now, a University of Missouri researcher has found that people in their 20s are redefining dating by engaging in "stayover relationships," spending three...

2011-04-21 00:00:28

Research sheds new light on whether children who experience parental conflict and or divorce are more likely to experience a cohabiting break up or divorce as adults compared to children from low conflict and/or intact families. Montclair, NJ (PRWEB) April 20, 2011 It isn't just being a child of divorce that can determine the success of a marriage, it turns out it's the tenor of the parents' marriage preceding the divorce that has the greatest impact on the future unions of adult children...

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2011-02-14 09:50:00

Whether you are married or cohabiting with your partner, the vast majority of couples in the UK are happy in their relationship. Initial findings, from Understanding Society, show that around 90 percent of individuals who are living with a partner are happy with their relationship. Researchers at the Institute for Social and Economic Research asked both individuals in the couple to rate their happiness on a seven point scale; from the lowest score of 'extremely unhappy' to the middle point of...

2010-11-11 22:27:49

Irregular work schedules appear harmful to the well-being of cohabiting parents, a growing segment of the U.S. population, a study by Michigan State University researchers finds. Working nights, weekends and other nonstandard schedules is increasingly common as the United States moves toward a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week economy, according to the study, which appears in the journal Social Science Research. Compared with married parents, cohabiting parents "“ who live together but...

2009-07-13 14:20:00

Two DU studies look at why couples live together and the results when they doUniversity of Denver (DU) researchers find that couples who live together before they are engaged have a higher chance of getting divorced than those who wait until they are married to live together, or at least wait until they are engaged. In addition, couples who lived together before engagement and then married, reported a lower satisfaction in their marriages.The research, which appears in the "Journal of Family...

2009-07-09 18:23:04

Most unmarried U.S. couples who live together aren't trying to test their relationship -- they just want to spend more time together, a multiyear study found. Most couples also didn't consciously decide to live together, the federally funded University of Denver dating and cohabitation study found. In fact, two-thirds of cohabitors say they either slid into it or talked about it, but then it just sort of happened, said the study, presented Thursday at a Smart Marriages/Happy Families...

2009-07-06 12:19:41

Nearly a quarter of married and cohabiting women who took part in a survey said that they had been sexually, psychologically or physically abused by their partner, according to research published in the July issue of the Journal of Advanced Nursing.Researchers who studied the 2,746 responses found a clear link between abuse and poor health and are calling for policy initiatives to help primary care nurses tackle the problem in a holistic way.Questionnaires were mailed to 7,523 randomly...

2008-12-15 13:47:03

The best chance of "reeling-in" an unmarried father and building the foundations for a stable family life are the critical months of pregnancy, says new research from the University of Maryland. Marriage itself is no guarantee, the study adds. "Unmarried dads are less likely to drift away if they are involved during this vital period when a family can begin to bond," says University of Maryland human development professor Natasha Cabrera, the principal investigator and a researcher at the...

2008-09-14 21:00:09

By Linda Hider Each year students from area high schools participate in the Literary Contest sponsored by Tri-County Educational Service Center. In persuasive essay, first-place winner was Annah Bilkert, a recent graduate of Ashland High School. "Search for a ..." J.R.R. Tolkien once said that "the real soul-mate is the one you are married to." Sara thought Daniel was her soul-mate when they began living together after 2 years of dating. The 20-year-olds were soon engaged and their...

2008-08-09 03:00:08

By Harknett, Kristen Theoretically, a shortage of males in a local marriage market may influence the formation, quality, and trajectory of unmarried parent relationships. To test these hypotheses, I combine city-level sex ratio data from the U.S. census with microdata on unmarried couples who recently had a child from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing study. A shortage of men in a marriage market is associated with lower relationship quality for unmarried parents. Male shortages are...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'