Posts Tagged ‘research’
A new research report finds that the “way mothers and fathers spend their time has changed dramatically in the past half century.” Some of the findings may surprise you. Here are ten highlights.
Marriage preparation programs often highlight the need for couples to invest themselves in their marriage. A recent study underscores the importance of “positive family relationships” in preparing children to be “emotionally invested” in their adult relationships.
A new study finds that marriages benefit when a husband relates well with his children and is involved with them. Their marriages also benefit when he participates in household chores. These are important ways husbands connect with their wives.
New research studies show that many women are choosing cohabitation over marriage as their first union. What are the benefits and costs of delayed marriage?
Most parents hope to create a warm, supportive home for their children. A new study shows that these efforts do provide benefits. It finds that a positive family environment during childhood is associated better marital outcomes later in life.
A three-year study of families conducted by the University of Virginia’s Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture reveals some of the similarities and differences among America’s parents today.
Does marriage begin at its high point, with couples enjoying their greatest life satisfaction during their first year together as husband and wife? According to research conducted in Australia, the most satisfied couples were those married 40 years or longer.
A new State of Our Unions report warns that raising children outside of marriage is becoming the new norm. It urges national leaders to pay attention to family structure and the effects on children’s well-being.
A new study proposes that spending time together can serve as a sign to a husband and wife of their mutual commitment and interest in the marriage. The researchers found that the level of confidence spouses felt about their decision to marry influenced how much time was spent with each other later.
Can unrealistic portrayals of romantic relationships on television result in harm for some married couples? Quite possibly, yes. New research finds that people who believe in such portrayals are actually less committed to their spouses.
Premarital doubts may be common but they’re not benign, says a new research study. Engaged men and women who experience doubts before marrying can be more at risk for an unhappy marriage and divorce.
In an age of widespread divorce, one might expect young adults to be wary of marriage. But, according to a new poll by Clark University, 86% expect their marriage to last a lifetime, and their attitudes towards love, marriage and children remain remarkably traditional.
Who are the “new Dads” who stay at home full time with their children? A study from Boston College says they tend to be men who, with their spouses, made a choice “to dedicate themselves to full-time parenting for an often indefinite length of time.”
The intact, biological family remains the gold standard for raising children, according to a new study done at the University of Texas at Austin that has captured widespread attention.
Statistics show that marriage in low-income communities is threatened and often experiences bad outcomes. However, a new report suggests that it would be wrong to assume that people in low-income communities do not value marriage. The report’s authors suggest that if wrong assumptions guide programs aimed at strengthening marriage, those programs may miss the mark.
Can spouses’ sense of general satisfaction with life predict what sort of marriage they have? How does one’s satisfaction with life interrelate with one’s relationships? These are questions Denver University researchers are seeking to explore.
A new report finds that divorces are becoming much more frequent for middle-aged and older adults, even as the overall divorce rate is declining or stable. The report says this finding has far-reaching ramifications.
According to new research from the Pew Center, “If there’s supposed to be a stigma attached to living with mom and dad through one’s late 20s or early 30s, today’s ‘boomerang generation’ didn’t get that memo.” Young adults as well as their parents seem largely satisfied with their living arrangements.
A new report finds that, despite economic challenges, young adults ages 18 to 34 are happy with their lives. They agree with older generations that family comes first and career second. Being a good parent and having a successful marriage are important life goals for this cohort.
Many married couples look forward to their date nights and agree that time by themselves helps their marriage. A new report identifies five benefits of date nights. It says that couples who enjoy high-quality time together can head off divorce.
New research finds that the U.S. marriage rate continues to decline, dropping by five percent from 2009 to 2010. What’s behind these startling statistics?
Thirty years ago it was rare to see a stay-at-home Dad. These days it’s a common feature of marriage and parenthood. Even the experts don’t know where trends are heading, but we do know that fathers are more involved than ever in child care.
A new research report says that many divorces are preventable, and children and society could benefit if these couples had a second chance.
A new research study finds that a couple’s attitudes towards money, not always money itself, can stress a marriage. Read how materialism can hurt a marriage and who is most at risk.
Balancing home and work is a major issue for most couples.But how they manage their work within the home can have long-term effects on each spouse’s health.