Archive for the 'In the News' Category

Why aren’t American couples having more sex?

Monday, January 26th, 2015

According to Seth Stephens-Davidowitz,, a PhD economist and Contributing Op-Ed Writer for the New York Times—people are not having nearly as much sex as they claim they are. He bases this on a careful analysis of data, including the General Social Survey’s statistics. These include data collected from by heterosexual males that they participate in […]

Happy marriage= a happier life

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Two Canadian economists have come out with a paper that shows that people are generally happier in middle age if they are married. Accumulated research has already demonstrated that happiness follows a U curve—happiness is high when we are young, it dips throughout middle age, and it rises as we enter our later years. This […]

Are the Millennials a “Generation Unbound?”

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

Isabel Sawhill is a Democrat and a former Clinton administration official—she has also been a staunch supporter of the institution of marriage throughout her career. Her stance has always been based on solid data—children raised in two-parent, married households do far better than their peers who are raised in other family arrangements.
However, Ms. Sawhill is […]

How to turn a single man into a married-to-you man

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

If you consider yourself a feminist or support what feminism stands for, you may need to brace yourself right now. A new dating guide, Single Man, Married Man, written by eight African-American men, is an in-your-face read about how a woman can win a man and get him to the altar. It’s filled with “old-fashioned” […]

The dynamics of Bruce and Kris Jenner’s relationship

Sunday, December 28th, 2014

He says that she was the one who dominated the relationship. He went along with her agendas for family, kids, reality TV—and the relationship itself. She feels betrayed by his deeply held secret that all along what he has wanted has been to live as a woman. With their divorce finally happening, both should get […]

The New York Times best ever love columns

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

A decade ago, the New York Times began running a modern love column feature in its Sunday Style section. To date there are more than 500—and the Times decided to look back and see which ones were the most popular with readers. The authors whose columns were selected were as different as their stories. They […]

Does parenthood hurt a woman’s career?

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

Harvard Business School released surprising findings from the first installment of survey data it collected on the careers of alumni. They found that women graduates leave school with high career expectations, but end up compromising their professional goals due to taking primary responsibility for child-rearing. Gee, what a surprise… There is much discussion and debate […]

Planning for motherhood—eventually

Friday, November 21st, 2014

There is a growing trend of women in their thirties freezing their eggs in order to help ensure they will be able to have children in the future. It’s not cheap and can run from approximately $13,000 to $18,000. Many of these would-be Moms are single, others who are married want more time in their […]

Marriage is down–remarriage is on the rise

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

Once again the Pew research Center has come out with something that holds a few eye opening statistics. Four out of every ten newlyweds have been married before-that’s 40% folks. Many are divorced, some are widowed and some have been married multiple times before. This report sheds light on how marriage patterns have been shifting […]

Marriage is good for your bottom line

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

For a number of reasons, it is just not politically correct today to talk about how important marriage is. We might offend women who are older and not yet married, or be accused of being “old-fashioned” and setting young people back in their educational/career aspirations. And to say that marriage actually leads to greater financial […]