Marriage Health News

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3/11/2011
Think You Have a Perfect Partner? That's a Good Sign

Study shows those who are idealistic about their spouses are happier in marriage

2/25/2011
19th Century Polygamy Meant Fewer Kids Per Wife, Data Shows

Review of Utah records from 1800s sheds light on how such marriages affected population

2/10/2011
Recession Strengthens Some Marriages: Survey

Effect of financial problems on marital ties depends on commitment, expert says

1/31/2011
Boyfriend More Forgiving When Her Affair Is With a Woman

But study finds girlfriends more likely to forgive cheating with a woman than with a man

1/24/2011
Close Relationships Sometimes Mask Poor Communication

People may think loved ones understand them better than they actually do, research shows

1/21/2011
Families of Deployed Military Carry Heavy Load

Study finds kids, spouses take on extra chores, suffer stress

1/20/2011
Young Couples Often Disagree About Monogamy, Study Finds

Taking vows, having kids doesn't seem to make a difference, findings show

1/18/2011
Problem Drinkers Marry Later, Break Up Sooner: Study

Alcohol dependence a strong negative factor in relationships, researchers say

12/29/2010
Delaying Sex Might Strengthen Marriage

Study finds waiting on intimacy linked to better communication, stability

12/23/2010
Demanding Relatives May Raise Heart Risks in Middle Age

Worrisome partners, children linked to increased reports of angina symptoms, study finds

12/10/2010
More Sex May Help Neurotic Newlyweds

Frequent lovemaking eliminates 'happiness deficit,' study says

12/8/2010
Marital Status May Affect Kidney Transplant Decision

Married or divorced adults have an edge over widowers, study finds

12/3/2010
Infidelity Might Be in the Genes

Study found dopamine receptor variant plays major role in sexual behavior

11/15/2010
Death of Loved One May Trigger Elevated Heart Rate

Worrisome signs seemed to revert to normal within 6 months, study suggests

11/11/2010
Math Skills Boost Couples' Financial Worth: Study

How well married partners score on tests of 'numeracy' seems to affect household wealth

10/5/2010
Her Anatomy Speaks Volumes to Men: Study

For a fling, guys eye bodies; for commitment, faces, researchers say

9/27/2010
Male Partners of Breast Cancer Patients May Suffer Depression

These men were more likely than peers to be hospitalized for mood disorders, study finds

8/16/2010
Infidelity Rises When She Makes More Than He Does

In such couples, 'gender identity threat' may make men less faithful, study suggests

6/8/2010
Dating Preferences Often Determined by Strangers

Study found attraction was higher if others viewed person as attractive

5/19/2010
Confiding Eases Older Men's Stress Over Sexual Problems

Unlike women, men found solace in talks with partners and friends, researchers found

5/17/2010
Kids' Psychological Problems Have Long-Term Effects

Lower pay, fewer marriages among those who had depression, substance abuse in youth, study finds

5/14/2010
Most Military Couples Satisfied With Their Relationships

Greater distress felt by soldiers whose families did not follow them to the base, study found

5/13/2010
Women Who Marry Younger Men May Die Earlier

The reverse was true for males tying the knot with younger females, study found

4/11/2010
A Simple 'Thank You' Brings Rewards to All

Expressing gratitude benefits both you and the person being thanked, study finds

4/5/2010
For Many Couples, Toll of Miscarriage Lingers

Study finds relationships often founder after failed pregnancy

4/3/2010
Working Wives Still Expected to Do It All, Study Finds

Women whose husbands work 60 hours or more a week often quit their own jobs, researchers say

2/24/2010
Happy Marriage Cuts Men's Risk for Stroke

Single men, unhappy husbands had higher incidence of dying in study

2/12/2010
Wedding Band Makes Jealousy a Bigger Threat

Study found distrust much more damaging in marriage than in other relationships

1/28/2010
Personal History Linked to Feelings of Betrayal

Past relationships may play a role in what triggers jealousy in men and women, study finds

1/14/2010
Stress of Caring for Disabled Spouse Raises Stroke Threat

Study found husbands more vulnerable than wives, black men affected most of all

1/13/2010
Deployment Takes Toll on Army Wives

Spouses show higher rates of depression, anxiety, sleep disorders

12/6/2009
Never Married, Over 40, Well-Adjusted

Research debunks the 'something's wrong with being single' myth

11/11/2009
Cancer Can Strain Marriages to Breaking Point

But men much more likely to leave than women if spouse is sick, study finds

11/10/2009
Stroke Puts Stress on Spousal Relationship

Patient/caregiver roles often take the place of a partnership, researchers say

11/4/2009
Married With Children Paves Way to Happiness

Satisfaction with life goes up as family size increases, study finds

10/28/2009
Violence Between Couples May Not Be Spontaneous

Researcher suggests behavior is more calculated than it might seem

10/8/2009
Many Childhood Cancer Survivors Never Marry

Certain forms of disease, treatment linked to greater likelihood of remaining single, study finds

9/30/2009
Sexual Satisfaction May Lead to Greater Well-Being in Women

But frequency of activity cannot be considered a reliable indicator, researchers say

9/29/2009
Social Isolation Adversely Affects Breast Cancer

In mouse study, those living alone had larger tumors than those in groups

9/23/2009
Habits May Keep Couples Together or Tear Them Apart

If one partner smokes, drinks more than the other, marriage may suffer, study finds

9/22/2009
Tired, Stressed Docs Make More Mistakes, Study Finds

Experts urge changes throughout medicine to reduce fatigue and distress

8/28/2009
Family Issues Translate Into Sick Days at Work

Employees juggling conflicts have higher absentee rate, research shows

8/26/2009
Women's Exercise Priorities Vary With Life Stages

Self-care often loses out to family obligations, analysis finds

8/24/2009
Marital Separation May Hurt Cancer Survival

Married and never-married did the best a decade later, study shows

8/13/2009
Treat Mind, Body in RA Patients: Study

Rheumatoid arthritis pain subsided when depression and inflammation were addressed

7/31/2009
After Neuroblastoma, Chronic Problems Often Await

Survivors are found to have more health and social issues years later

7/27/2009
Marriage Ends, Health Declines

Study links divorce and widowhood to poorer health

7/2/2009
Living Alone Increases Odds of Developing Dementia

Losing a partner through divorce or death in middle age may triple the risk, study shows

6/29/2009
Maybe Men Aren't So Picky After All

Women can be just as selective when choosing mates, study finds

6/25/2009
Women's Sexual Health Issues Hit Home

U.S. survey finds two-thirds have had sex-related stress, anxiety