Gender gaps in college linked to divorce rates

Jul 23, 2014 by

By Nicole M King, Family Edge: While research has told us that the prevalence of divorce in our society can account for the gender gap within higher education, a recent article in The Huffington Post sheds more light on what the exact causal relation might be.  It may not just be the possibility of divorce, itself, that has such an impact on both female and male adolescents, but rather the lack of father involvement in the lives of male children. This article states that “Father absence is at...

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Children of divorce more reliant on psychiatric help

Jul 7, 2014 by

By Nicole M King, MercatorNet: The News Story – Divorce-alternate week arrangement damages children, experts say. While recent research has illumined the detrimental psychological effects that children of divorced families experience, further evidence shows that attempts to combat these effects by providing equal, split custody have not only failed to do so, but additionally have proved to increase the harm done to such children. A recent article in International Business Times explains...

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The over-the-counter divorces

Jun 23, 2014 by

By Darren Boyle, Mailonline: Over-the-counter divorces will make ending a marriage as easy as ‘disposing of a carrier bag’, a former government minister has warned. Ann Widdecombe said plans under consideration by the most senior family law judge in England and Wales, Sir James Munby will make obtaining a divorce even easier than it is at present. This comes as the Office of National Statistics has revealed that the number of couples divorcing has increased by 0.5 percent between...

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Porn use can lead to divorce: study

Jun 10, 2014 by

By Catherine Briggs, LifeSite News: The use of pornography in marriage can lead to a higher chance of divorce, a new study has found. Analyzing data from the General Social Survey,  the researchers found that porn users are more open to marital infidelity, the leading cause of divorce in the United States. They  published their findings in the April issue of Psychology of Popular Media Culture. The General Social Survey asked 551 married couples whether or not they had viewed a pornographic...

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Adult Children Of Divorce Show Greater Risk For Suicide: Study

Jun 2, 2014 by

By Taryn Hillin, Huffington Post: It’s known that divorce can be traumatizing for everyone involved and is especially hard on kids. Now, new research suggests that the mental health effects of divorce may linger on well into adulthood, putting children of divorce at greater risk of suicide. Dr. Dana Alonzo, an associate professor at Columbia University specializing in social work, conducted a study along with colleagues to determine whether or not having parents who divorced or having...

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Divorce is not cool

Jun 1, 2014 by

Jennifer Johnson, English Manif.   Around March of 2013 I came across the words of a prominent LGBT activist named Masha Gessen: “I have three kids who have five parents, more or less, and I don’t see why they shouldn’t have five parents legally… I would like to live in a legal system that is capable of reflecting that reality, and I don’t think that’s compatible with the institution of marriage.” Imagine having five parents. Imaging going back and forth between all those households on a...

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