married couples

The future of the family in an age of female breadwinners

May 30, 2014
2014.05.30 A new Pew report on “Breadwinner Moms” notes that 40 percent of families with children under 18 now have the mother as the primary or sole breadwinner in the family. While this rapid transformation — that figure was 11 percent in 1960 — is scaring some backward commentators, there are real problems created by the

Pros and cons of long-term separation

May 13, 2014
2014.05.13 A recent study concluded that while the vast majority of married couples who separate will eventually divorce (within three years), approximately 15% remain separated indefinitely, even past the 10-year mark. Why would a couple choose to do this? Or, to put it another way, are there actually advantages to long-term separation over divorce?   More on

Divorces rise as economy recovers, study finds

May 5, 2014
2014.05.05 Married couples promise to stick together for better or worse. But as the economy started to rebound, so did the divorce rate. Divorces plunged when the recession struck and slowly started to rise as the recovery began, according to a study to be published in Population Research and Policy Review. From 2009 to 2011,