Category: Divorce and Break-Ups

Three Reasons Not to Make This January Your Divorce Month

by W. Bradford Wilcox and Samuel Sturgeon

The Treachery of Divorce

by Luma Simms | @lumasimms

What Kids Really Want for Christmas

by Rhonda Kruse Nordin

Mothering Suffers from Union Transitions

by Laurie DeRose

Conflict in Marriage Does Not Need to Be Destructive

by Jason Whiting | @Jason_Whiting

Can Couple and Relationship Education Increase Hope?

by Alan Hawkins

Infidelity: What They Don’t Know Won’t Hurt Them?

by Robert VerBruggen | @RAVerBruggen

Four Factors That Help Women Leave Abusive Relationships

by Jason Whiting | @Jason_Whiting

Real Insights About Pornography and Marriage

by Nicholas H. Wolfinger | @NickWolfinger

Step-Families and Estate Planning

by Amy Ziettlow and Naomi Cahn

The “Brangelina” Break-up: Shocking or Predictable?

by Melissa Langsam Braunstein | @slowhoneybee

Why I Rejected Elizabeth Gilbert’s Vision of Life and Love

by Naomi Schaefer Riley | @NaomiSRiley

Inheritance and Divorce

by Naomi Cahn and Amy Zeittlow

Journaling Through a Divorce Decision: A Case Study

by Kelly M. Roberts and Kaye-Lin Doty

Millennials, Infidelity, and Porn

by Alysse ElHage | @AlysseElHage

Calling Dr. Google: How People Search for Marriage Advice Online

by Kelly M. Roberts and Molly Weems

‘Like Shaking Up a Snow Globe’: Clarity and Confidence in Divorce Decisions

by Steven M. Harris | @steveharris65

Two Approaches to Strengthening Families

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Change and Stability in How Couples Think About Divorce

by Alan Hawkins

‘I’m Not the Baby Daddy’

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

When to Seek Marriage Help: Relationship Red Flags

by Jason Whiting | @Jason_Whiting

Counterintuitive Trends in the Link Between Premarital Sex and Marital Stability

by Nicholas H. Wolfinger | @NickWolfinger

Further Dimensions of Marital Decision-Making

by Kelly M. Roberts, Payton Birlew, Steve M. Harris, and Sarah M. Allen

Maxim Masculinity: One Legacy of the Divorce Revolution

by W. Bradford Wilcox | @WilcoxNMP

The “Big Four” Factors in Americans’ Divorce Decisions

by Kelly M. Roberts, Payton Birlew, Steve M. Harris, and Sarah M. Allen

How Family Fragmentation Sabotages Trust and Grit

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

In Marriage, If You See Something, Say Something

by Steven M. Harris | @steveharris65

Acceptance of Divorce Falling, Tolerance of Cohabitation Rising

by Alysse ElHage | @AlysseElHage

Cohabitation, Marriage, and Union Instability in Europe

by Jaap Dronkers

A U-Haul Isn’t What the Working Class Needs

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Practice May Not Make Perfect: Relationship Experience and Marital Success

by Scott Stanley and Galena Rhoades

Want a Stable Family Someday? Date Intentionally

by Amber Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Putting a Marriage Culture Back Together Again, “Piece By Piece”

by Amber Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

New Relationships Often Move Forward or Break Down Fast

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

In the Judges’ Chambers: Barriers to Reconciliation

by Kelly M. Roberts

Parental Divorce Can Have a Lasting Effect on Children’s Health

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

Divorces That Come Out of the Blue

by Harry Benson

How Many Married People Have Thought About Divorce?

by Alan J. Hawkins and Sage E. Allen

How Family Transitions Affect Students’ Achievement

by Nicholas Zill

The Changing Impact of Education on Divorce and Break-up Risk

by Jaap Dronkers

For Marriage to Work, ‘You Have to Be a Secure Person’

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

The Importance of Couples’ Pre-Cohabitation Relationship History

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

Cohabitation, Marriage, and Union Instability in Europe

by Jaap Dronkers

Political Preferences and Marital Stability in Europe

by Jaap Dronkers

What God Has Joined Together: Religion and the Risk of Divorce

by Bradley Wright | @bradley_wright

Red Families vs. Blue Families: Which Are Happier?

by W. Bradford Wilcox and Nicholas H. Wolfinger

An Optimal Age to Marry? Age at Marriage and Divorce Risk in Europe and the US

by Jaap Dronkers

Want a Lasting Marriage? Don’t Look to Hollywood for Role Models

by Naomi Schaefer Riley | @NaomiSRiley

The Transmission of Behavior in Complex Families

by Laurie DeRose

Replicating the Goldilocks Theory of Marriage and Divorce

by Nicholas H. Wolfinger | @NickWolfinger

Want to Avoid Divorce? Wait to Get Married, But Not Too Long

by Nicholas H. Wolfinger | @NickWolfinger

Court-ship and Marriage

by Steven M. Harris | @steveharris65

What’s Next for the Healthy Marriage Initiative?

by Joy Moses

Moving Out Costs More Than It Used To

by Laurie DeRose

Why the Road to Character Matters for Middle America

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Divorced Dads: For Worse, for Better

by Harry Benson

The Many Ways for a Marriage to End

by Spencer James

Divorce and Lessons for a Lifelong Marriage

by Julia Shaw | @juliadshaw

Put Marriage Before the Baby Carriage: Evidence from the UK

by Harry Benson

Eight Ideas for Protecting Your Marriage from Divorce

by Scott Stanley | @DecideOrSlide

Are All Divorces Necessary?

by Steven M. Harris and William J. Doherty

How to Lower Your Risk of Divorce: Advice to Singles

by Scott Stanley | @DecideOrSlide

What Is the Divorce Rate, Anyway?: Around 42 Percent, One Scholar Believes

by Scott Stanley | @DecideOrSlide

Cautious About Marriage, But Not Cohabitation

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

The Risks of Reuniting with Your Ex

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

Sex and Divorce: What’s the Connection?

by Nicholas H. Wolfinger and W. Bradford Wilcox

Do People Really Understand the Causes of Their Own Divorces?

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Thinking of Leaving Your Spouse? You’re Not Alone

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

Are the Financial Pressures of Illness Contributing to Elder Divorce?

by Bryan T. McGraw

The Rise of Remarriage

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

Why the Census Should Keep Asking about Marital History

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

Marital Demography: The Immigrant Difference

by Anne Snyder

What We’ve Learned from Listening to the People

by Amber and David Lapp

Acknowledging the Ones Who Stay: A New Approach to Studying Divorce

by Hilary Towers

When, and Why, Divorce Hurts Kids

by Harry Benson

What’s Best for Kids? Ask Their Parents

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

Why Doesn’t Living Together Before Marrying Decrease the Risk of Divorce?

by Scott Stanley | @DecideOrSlide

A “Beta Marriage” Is No Marriage at All

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

How Men and Women Think Differently About Divorce

by Scott Stanley | @DecideOrSlide

Family Complexity and Identity Conflict

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

Can Single Dads Handle Night Shifts with Their Babies?

by Richard Warshak | @RichardWarshak

The Mad Men of Working-Class America

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

How “Woozling” Deprives Babies of Fathering Time

by Linda Nielsen

Parent Coordinators: A Novel Solution for Intractable Custody Battles?

by Robin Fretwell Wilson

Divorce Is Hardest on Already Disadvantaged Children

by Harry Benson

The Case for Divorce Reform

by William J. Doherty | @billdoherty

The Complex Risks Associated With Cohabitation

by Scott Stanley | @DecideOrSlide

Conscious Uncoupling Won’t Give You a Good Divorce

by Harry Benson

Divorce: It’s Way Bigger Than We Thought

by Kay Hymowitz | @KayHymowitz

Time to “Go Ahead and Shack Up”?

by Scott Stanley | @DecideOrSlide

A Marriage-Friendly Ecology

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Surprising Divorce Trends in the UK

by Harry Benson

Yes, Father Absence Causes the Problems It’s Associated With

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

Findings on Red and Blue Divorce Are Not Exactly Black and White

by Charles E. Stokes

What Makes Marriage Succeed

by Anna Sutherland | @annams59

Feeling Ambivalent About Your Marriage? So Is Everyone Else

by Steven M. Harris | @steveharris65

Money Doesn’t Fix All Family Problems

by David Lapp | @AmberDavidLapp

Even For Rich Kids, Marriage Matters

by W. Bradford Wilcox | @WilcoxNMP

The Soft Break-Up

by Scott Stanley | @DecideOrSlide

Trouble in Paradise? Family Instability on the Rise in Sweden

by W. Bradford Wilcox | @WilcoxNMP