An increasing proportion of Japanese adults will remain unmarried their whole lives, and should be considered full citizens rather than underperformers.
An MP from Japan's governing party recently commented that single women were a burden on the state. But many young women, and men, are rethinking the lure of married life.
A tour guide holds up a flag with the faces of Britain’s Prince Harry and his fiancee, Meghan Markle.
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Royal weddings have shaped how Americans imagine their own dream weddings. Unfortunately, they don't come cheap – which might explain why fewer and fewer are tying the knot.
Many Muslim women in Australia struggle to secure a religious divorce when trying to leave abusive relationships.
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Divorce in the Islamic community is a complex subject, battling misperceptions and entrenched stereotypes.
In Leo Tolstoy’s ‘Anna Karenina,’ each character approaches marriage with a different set of expectations – and many succumb to disappointment.
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In their coverage of Meghan and Harry, the media are focusing on all of the wrong things. Thankfully, Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy had sharp insights about marriage that still resonate today.
David and Elizabeth Weinlick, a Minnesota couple who began their life together through an arranged marriage.
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The two cultural norms, which may on the surface seem completely different, are starting to converge.
South African President Jacob Zuma and Tobeka Madiba, his fifth wife, celebrate their traditional wedding with a dance.
Both South Africa's courts and its legislature have failed to do their bit in creating a culturally diverse society.
The road to same-sex marriage within churches is likely to be a long one indeed.
Even though more than half of Australia's Christians are in favour of marriage equality, churches have been slow to allow it – here's why.
It’s likeness that makes the heart grow fonder.
It's a classic adage for those seeking love. The problem is that psychology research shows it's just not true.
Relationship science can weigh in on whether you’re with a winner.
If there were a Keltner List for relationships – as for induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame – what would be on it? A relationship scientist draws on psychology research to help you assess your love.
An ex-8th Division prisoner of war is reunited with his family at Ingleburn POW reception camp in New South Wales, November 1945.
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Over 20,000 former POWs returned to Australia at the end of the second world war. Archival research sheds light on those who struggled to readjust to life here - and the impact on their wives.
President Clinton poses with Monica Lewinsky in a Nov. 17, 1995 photo.
While sexual harassment is still all too common, at least we’re having more open conversations about it, and victims are speaking up on their own terms.
A dating site has been told to take down its ads, but science highlights some fascinating truths about internet love.
Is a too-strict definition of monogamy undermining your relationship? Research shows that while most people expect exclusivity in a relationship, infidelity is still the leading cause of divorce.
Seeking monogamy without jealousy? Try ditching the fear of your partner's intimate connections with others and write your own relationship rules, suggests a relationship researcher.
French engraving of a cuckolded husband.
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'Cuck', short for cuckold, is the favoured insult of men's rights activists today. But the term has a long history: from the 16th to 18th centuries it reflected a deep anxiety about women's sexual appetites.
New legislation undermines the institution on the island – and creates division.
A scholar applies lessons from her research to negotiate with her spouse better and have an 'awesome holiday.' Here's how you can too – and make your family life happier overall.
Women protest against child marriage in Albany, New York.
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It is possible for minors in all 50 states to get married. A scholar explains the long history of child marriage, mostly of young girls, in the US.
Those caring for spouses with dementia are often isolated, lonely and emotionally overwhelmed.
With people living longer lives and dementia on the rise, it's time to consider whether it's verboten for spouses acting as full-time caregivers to seek love and comfort outside their marriages.
People celebrate the results of the same-sex marriage postal survey in Melbourne.
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Given that only 20 years ago Tasmania decriminalised male homosexuality, the same-sex marriage survey result represents an extraordinary change. But there is still work to be done.
Health insurance impacts decisions about contraception, marriage and more.
Once young women could access health insurance through their parents, they seemed to make very different decisions about contraception, abortion and marriage.