Monthly Archives: May 2014

Child’less’ or Child’free’?

Nearly 46 percent of American women through age 44 are childless – up from 35 percent in 1976. Some call it childless (when it is unsought) and others call it childfree (when it is by choice), but one way or … Continue reading

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Co-Own the House After a Divorce

Sometimes divorcing couples co-own a house after a divorce so that their children may live there until they are older. In this routine, the parents normally agree to sell the house when the children reach a certain age. There are … Continue reading

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Cycle of Domestic Abuse

In her book “The Battered Woman,” psychologist Lenore Walker writes that many violent domestic relationships work in a cycle of escalating violence. The cycle may happen in one day or it may take weeks or months to complete. It is … Continue reading

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Divorce is Different for Same-Sex Couples

Getting married may not have the economic benefits for gay people because they earn more and have lower unemployment than straight couples, according to a recent survey, and marriage isn’t always beneficial between same-sex couples especially when it comes to … Continue reading

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Animal Cruelty and Domestic Violence

Animal abuse and domestic violence often happen together. Victims of domestic violence form deep attachments to their pets that give them   comfort and affection. Abusive partners exploit this bond to emotionally abuse their victims, and may threaten or commit … Continue reading

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Deadbeat Parents

A parent who fails to pay court-ordered support is disparagingly called a “deadbeat parent.” Very often, the term is used for fathers who fail to pay support, i.e., deadbeat dad. Not all deadbeat parents are fathers. Depending on the situation … Continue reading

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After a Spouse Commits Adultery

Nearly a quarter to half of divorces involve adultery, according to the Kinsey Institute, and about 25 percent of men and 15 percent of women commit adultery during their marriages. Saving a marriage after an affair challenges both the unfaithful … Continue reading

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Blue Collar Workers Less Likely to Marry – More Likely to Divorce

Social scientists at the University of Virginia and Harvard University suggest that the decline of stable, unionized full-time jobs with health insurance and pensions for Americans without a college degree has caused working-class people to become less likely to get … Continue reading

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Parents May Not Realize Divorce Effects on Kids

A United Kingdom survey suggests that the children of divorced parents deal with the same difficult emotions that trouble their parents – betrayal, anger, jealousy and sadness. Parents think that they understand how children are coping, but many do not, … Continue reading

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When One Partner Keeps the Home

When one spouse keeps the house, the judgment normally sets forth a date when he or she refinances the house and buys out the other spouse’s equity. This removes the other spouse from any financial obligation. Similarly, the judgment provides … Continue reading

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