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Marriage Traditions are Still Important

A recent poll into views on marriage has found that many Americans still appear to believe in a number of long-standing traditions.

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Scientists link DNA to marital satisfaction

Researchers at UC Berkeley and Northwestern University have found a link between DNA and marital satisfaction.

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Lengthy military deployments increase divorce risk

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been hard on military marriages, with the risk of divorce rising directly in relation to the length of time enlisted service members have been deployed to combat zones, according to a new American study by the RAND Corporation.

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Facebook can be bad for relationships

Persistent Facebook use can be damaging to romantic relationships and increase the risk of separation and divorce, according to researchers at Missouri School of Journalism.

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Marriage and divorce rates across the EU

Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, has published a Special Supplement on Demographic Trends, which is dedicated to recent and historical trends related to population changes and structures, and highlights topics such as fertility, migration, marriage and divorce.

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Impact of education on divorce rate

Married couples who have attained higher levels of education are less likely to divorce than less-educated couples, but a new study conducted at Rutgers School of Social Work points to significant racial differences.

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Annual "Break up with your ex" day

YourTango.com has kicked off its third annual "Break Up With Your Ex" campaign after a new survey found that 67% of respondents — including 46% of those who are married —think about their exes too much. A whopping 80% of respondents want to stop thinking about their exes altogether.

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Online gaming is bad for relationships

Online role playing games can negatively affect real-life marital satisfaction, according to a Brigham Young University study.

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Working for a divorce

An increased risk of divorce encourages women to work longer hours outside the home, according to new research from LSE.

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Survey into the reasons for divorce

According to a recent survey of counseling professionals from YourTango.com, communication problems, followed by sexual infidelity and "not spending enough time together/not mutually prioritising the marriage" are the main reasons for marriage failure and divorce.

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Study finds a quarter of divorces are 'inefficient'

A new study by researchers at Iowa State University has found that in around a quarter of divorces, couples might actually have been happier if they had stayed married, and therefore their divorce was what researchers have termed “inefficient”.

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Marriage and divorce in Ireland

The Central Statistics Office of Ireland has released the latest publication in its series of Census 2011 results, showing that the number of people who were married in Ireland increased by 9.2% between 2006 and 2011 to 1,708,604. The data also revealed that 32 was the age at which married women outnumbered their single counterparts, while for men it was two years higher at 34.

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Latest Scottish Household Survey published

The Chief Statistician in Scotland has published the Scottish Household Survey (SHS) 2011 Annual Report (Scotland’s People).

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Why couples clash

American companies XO Group and Chase Card Services have announced the results of an across-lifestage survey titled "Why Couples Clash" exploring the sources and frustrations behind couples' financial clashes.

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Poor couples separate rather than divorce

A recent American study has found that long-term separations are more common amongst couples who can't afford to divorce.

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Divorce hurts U.S. economy

A recent paper from the Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI) in America has looked at the part a successful marriage has to play in macroeconomic growth.

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Younger generation have traditional views of marriage and divorce

In an age of short-lived celebrity marriages, widespread divorce, babies being born outside of marriage, and the ever-popular “hooking up,” young people are remarkably traditional about their expectations for love, marriage and children—for both themselves and society at large, according to a new Clark University Poll of Emerging Adults.

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