Roughly 40% to 50% of married couples ultimately split up, according to theAmerican Psychological Association. But Northwestern University professor Eli Finkel says the best marriages are actually better than ever.
How do you keep your marriage from going from blissful to bust? The psychologist, who has extensively examined the history of marriage, offers three tips in his boo...
Many studies have shown that a stable and happy marriage is good for the health of both partners, increasing longevity. But did you know that there's also a link between one spouse's happiness and the health of the other?
Building on the idea that a happy person is often a healthy person, researchers from Michigan State University and the University of Chicago explored whether ...
Married folks not only live longer than singles, but the longevity gap between the two groups is growing, U.S. government health statisticians report.
The age-adjusted death rate for the married declined by 7% between 2010 and 2017, according to a new study from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Your gender and marital status hold telling clues about your risk of dying of heart disease, a large British study suggests.
It found that widowed and divorced men have significantly higher odds of death due to heart disease than women of the same marital status. But single men are more likely to survive heart failure than single women.
There's no doubt that a first baby changes the dynamic between spouses. Here are steps you can take to stay close.
First, you need a creative plan to get some sleep. Beyond feeling tired, being sleep-deprived affects your mood and your ability to think clearly. It can lead you to over-react to little things and argue more.
Next, prioritize your relationship. Rather than usin...
Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate love, but a new study suggests you have to be ready for a relationship to make it work.
"Feeling ready leads to better relational outcomes and well-being," said Chris Agnew. He is a professor of psychological sciences and vice president for research at Purdue University in Indiana. "When a person feels more ready, this tends to amplify the effect...
Research confirms that a good sex life is a key to strong feelings of intimacy and satisfaction for both partners in a relationship.
Yet for many, sex goes by the wayside, often because of life's demands, from the boss at the office to the kids at home. Responsibilities can leave you feeling drained and longing for nothing more than a solitary soak in a warm tub at day's end.
Your mother's romantic history may influence how many partners you have, a new study claims.
"Our results suggest that mothers may have certain characteristics that make them more or less desirable on the marriage market, and better or worse at relationships," said study lead author Claire Kamp Dush, an associate professor of human sciences and soci...
Spending to make your home nicer, safer and more efficient can save you money in the long run, but it could cause stress in your relationship in the here-and-now.
In a survey done by the home design site Houzz, 46 percent of couples found that remodeling could lead to frustrating problems, and 12 percent were driven to consider a separation or divorce during the process.
Money can't buy you love, but it can come between you and your spouse if you don't have open conversations about it.
According to a poll of more than 1,300 Americans, couples who regularly talk about money -- as often as once a week -- are happier in their relationship than those who discuss finances less frequently.
On the other hand, money is a source of conflict for nearl...
Add protection from heart disease and stroke to the health benefits of marriage, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed data from 34 studies that were published between 1963 and 2015. They included more than 2 million people between the ages of 42 and 77, in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and Scandinavia.
The investigators found that, compared to married ...