Marriage isn’t a ticket to happiness

Finding happiness "may be less about the marriage and more about the mindset," according to research with older adults.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
July 24, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: happiness relationships marriage society-and-culture social-lives divorce

The 2008 recession made married couples argue

Research shows the last big recession led to more arguments in marriages. The finding comes as couples face financial hardships because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
May 5, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: economics money emotions relationships marriage society-and-culture

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 • futurity
Feb. 14, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: parents emotions families relationships marriage nepal featured society-and-culture love

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 • futurity
Dec. 11, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: money relationships marriage society-and-culture

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 • futurity
Nov. 29, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: discrimination marriage society-and-culture laws lgbtq

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 • futurity
Nov. 26, 2019 ~4 min

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

Having multiple spouses can benefit women, too

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

Karen Nikos-UC Davis • futurity
Aug. 29, 2019 ~4 min

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

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 • futurity
Aug. 28, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: dementia aging older-adults relationships marriage featured health-and-medicine divorce

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 • futurity
July 31, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: ethics jobs relationships marriage featured society-and-culture honesty

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 • futurity
June 7, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: teenagers depression parents counseling families relationships marriage featured health-and-medicine

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