Living Together with Kids

Aug 8, 2012 by

A new report from the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia says cohabitation has replaced divorce as the biggest source of instability for American families. W. Bradford Wilcox, Director of the National Marriage Project and the co-author of the new report noted that the rate of American couples who live together without being married are now rising fast. Cohabitation grew by 13% in 2010 alone and while it may be a simpler, more convenient arrangement for the couples involved,...

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Infidelity Shortage

Aug 8, 2012 by

Recent data from the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia confirms something we already knew; the divorce rate is at its lowest point since the early 1970s in the current weakened economy. But the Project also reports something we didn’t know as well, that the research shows that levels of infidelity haven’t increased in the last two decades and overall infidelity is declining in the United States. Using the previous two decades as yardsticks shows an...

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Cohabitation Threat

Aug 8, 2012 by

A recent study released by the National Marriage Project and the Institute for American Values found that although divorce used to be the biggest threat to marriage in the United States in years past, cohabiting households represent the largest threat to the quality and stability of children’s family lives in the United States today. The report shows that an increasing number of U.S. couples are deciding to have children without being married and that decision places those children at...

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Economically Depressed Divorce Rate

Aug 8, 2012 by

The divorce rate in the United States have been slowly inching upward since 1970 and today many source claim the figure has reached the point where half of all marriages eventually fail in this country. However, the numbers are definitely debatable when one considers the different cultural, economic and social groups that each have different divorce rates within the general population. The 50% figure for some groups may be accurate for recent years, but other studies have indicated that the...

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