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Happy in marriage? Genetics may play a role

March 4, 2019

People fall in love for many reasons — similar interests, physical attraction, and shared values among them. But…
Married older people enjoy a faster walking pace and a stronger grip

January 25, 2019

Aging is no fun. As you get older, your body weakens and it becomes more and more difficult…
Mutual appreciation key to saving marriage after a stroke, study shows

January 16, 2019

Sudden role reversal can be hard on both partners, says U of A researcher who offers tips to…
The love-hate relationship between testosterone and marriage

September 14, 2018

Conflict in marriage can trigger testosterone surges in men, but not women, and these divergent hormonal reactions may…
Millennials hope to reach life milestones by the same age as other generations

February 21, 2018

Millennials – young adults in their 20s and 30s – are marrying, buying homes and starting families later…
Having a spouse reduces the risk of dementia

December 1, 2017

Dementia is one of the leading causes of death. Not only that, but it is one of the…
Spousal age gap affects marriage satisfaction over time

August 4, 2017

Men and women both report greater marital satisfaction with younger spouses, but that satisfaction fades over time in…
Marriage makes men fatter, shows new research

June 26, 2017

Being married makes men gain weight, and the early days of fatherhood add to the problem, finds new…
Happy Spouse, Happy House

March 15, 2017

Achieving marital quality could seem daunting, even impossible to any couple, let alone a couple in which one…
Why are men overlooking the benefits of marriage?

February 7, 2017

Too many American men view marriage as weighing them down with a ball and chain, overlooking the many…
Change in Marital Status Post-Menopause May Impact Health

February 7, 2017

For women who marry later in life, a few extra pounds may accompany their nuptials, a new study…
Study finds bias, disgust toward mixed-race couples

August 20, 2016

Interracial marriage has grown in the United States over the past few decades, and polls show that most…
Got sleep? The amount you get could affect your marital mindset

August 8, 2016

A new study by two Florida State University researchers found that when husbands and wives get more sleep…
The narcissism of modern love

February 23, 2016

In some ways, love is a concept many of us take for granted, especially the “romantic” variety. We…
Make Time for Your Spouse — Couples That Spend Time Together Are Happier Individuals

February 11, 2016

Two researchers from the Minnesota Population Center at the University of Minnesota have found that married couples in…
In Married Couples, Death May Not Entirely Do You Part

January 14, 2016

As married couples spend day in and day out together, they begin to experience a level of interdependence…
Fifteen-year national survey of ‘fragile families’ fuels wide range of research

January 12, 2016

On the second floor of Lewis Thomas Lab at Princeton University, researchers are working to better understand the…
Live together or get married? Study finds similar emotional benefits

December 4, 2015

When it comes to emotional health, young couples – especially women — do just as well moving in…
Saying ‘I Do’: marriage from an economic perspective

November 11, 2015

Marriage as an institution is not what it used to be. Since the 1950s, the number of couple…
The power of thank you: UGA research links gratitude to positive marital outcomes

October 22, 2015

A key ingredient to improving couples’ marriages might just be gratitude, according to new University of Georgia research.…
Happily Married Elderly Couples Closely Attuned to Partner’s Suffering

October 16, 2015

Spouses who are more satisfied in their marriage usually empathize more with one another. For older couples where…
Marriages still resilient after the second child

August 28, 2015

Many married couples can feel overwhelmed and stressed after their first child’s birth, but the transition period isn’t…
Study Challenges Which Political Party is Linked to a Happier Marriage

August 18, 2015

Republican men and women are more likely than Democrats to say they are “very happy” in their marriages,…
Marriage Can Lead to Dramatic Reduction in Heavy Drinking in Young Adults

July 31, 2015

Research on alcohol-use disorders consistently shows problem drinking decreases as we age. Also called, “maturing out,” these changes…
Want to avoid divorce? Wait to get married — but not too long

July 18, 2015

If you hope to avoid divorce, what’s the ideal age to get married? For years, it seemed like…
Love, marriage and town-gown relationships

January 15, 2015

A new study assesses a town-gown relationship as if it were a marriage: asking community members just how…
More than half of all children in the US will likely live with an unmarried mother

December 17, 2014

More than half of all American children will likely live with an unmarried mother at some point before…
As gay marriage gains voter acceptance, study illuminates a possible reason

December 12, 2014

  Conventional wisdom holds that changing the views of voters on divisive issues is difficult if not impossible…
Are homosexual relationships as stable as heterosexual ones?

October 16, 2014

Gay marriage is one of the hottest topics today. Unfortunately, discussions about this difficult topic are often fueled…
Virginity pledges for men can lead to sexual confusion—even after the wedding day

August 18, 2014

Bragging of sexual conquests, suggestive jokes and innuendo, and sexual one-upmanship can all be a part of demonstrating…
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