Love between parents has long-term benefits for kids

Children stay in school longer and get married later when their parents love each other, according to research with couples from Nepal.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan | Feb. 14, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Scale outlines signs of ‘financial infidelity’

"Financial infidelity has the potential to be as harmful for relationship health and longevity as sexual infidelity..."

George Vlahakis-Indiana | Dec. 11, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture marriage money relationships

U.S. same-sex couples get marriage licenses without discrimination

A new study finds no evidence of systematic discrimination against same-sex couples seeking marriage licenses in the US.

Morgan Sherburne-Florida | Nov. 29, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture discrimination laws lgbtq marriage

How gender equality can protect men’s health

Men's feelings about being the breadwinner can cause stress-induced wear and tear on the body, but it all depends on their view of gender roles.

Katie Bohn-Penn State | Nov. 26, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine beliefs gender marriage money relationships stress

Having multiple spouses can benefit women, too

New research challenges evolution-derived sexual stereotypes about men, women, and multiple spouses.

Karen Nikos-UC Davis | Aug. 29, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture gender marriage reproduction stereotypes tanzania

Married people are less likely to develop dementia

On the other hand, divorcees are about twice as likely as married people to develop dementia, the study indicates.

Kristen Parker-Michigan State | Aug. 28, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

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Cheaters are more likely to break work rules, too

People who cheat on their spouses are more likely to engage in workplace misconduct, a study of Ashley Madison users shows.

Molly Dannenmaier-UT Austin | July 31, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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Teen depression treatment should extend to parents’ marriage

Parents often seek mental health treatment for a child struggling with depression, but the treatment shouldn't stop there, say researchers.

Kristin Samuelson-Northwestern | June 7, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

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Fights give way to humor in long marriages

As couples age, they show more humor and tenderness towards one another, researchers say.

Yasmin Anwar-UC Berkeley | March 4, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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What if ‘child marriage’ means older teens making choices?

Calls to end "child marriage" are prone to stereotypes, say researchers who investigated the ages and decision-making of girls and their families in Tanzania.

Jim Logan-UC Santa Barbara | Feb. 28, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture families gender marriage sub-saharan-africa teenagers

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