Kate Legge’s husband was chronically unfaithful. So was his father, who was forced to leave the family home after revealing his mother’s affair. Legge reflects on generational love and infidelity.
Civil registries in the U.S. are spread across different local jurisdictions.
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Vital records document the birth, death, marriage and divorce of every individual. A more centralized system in the US could help public health researchers better study pandemics and disease.
Marriage has traditionally been touted as the goal to which everyone should strive, but remaining single is increasingly common.
Valentine’s Day can be isolating for people who aren’t in romantic relationships. But research shows there are benefits to remaining single.
Cohabitation reform is needed in England and Wales to better protect couples legally upon relationship breakdown.
In relationships, women tend to take the lead in promoting healthy behaviors.
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Most marriage and health studies have focused on married men and women. But more recent studies examine relationships in which partners have the same gender identity, the same biological sex and who are gender diverse.
Women working in rural China close to the Tibetan border.
Men in rural China spend more time in leisure or social activities, or just hanging around and resting.
The Respect for Marriage Act will reverse the 1996 law that defines marriage as one between heterosexual couples.
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The Respect for Marriage Act provides exemptions for religious groups, excludes people with disabilities – and could still lead to state-level discrimination laws.
New research suggests parenthood strengthens a ‘traditional’ approach to home life.
New research suggests being married influences a CEO’s appetite for opportunistic insider trading and the subsequent risk of prosecution.
Women are often considered the barometers of a relationship.
Women are often considered the barometer of a relationship’s success, but research shows that it takes both people to contribute to a relationship’s satisfaction and happiness.
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South Africa’s land reform programme is designed for a socio-economic context that doesn’t exist.
This change comes after centuries of discrimination against illegitimacy.
Weddings law needs to embrace the plural nature of contemporary society.
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England and Wales remain outliers in Britain when it comes to modernising weddings legislation. Couples are looking for laws that accommodate more personal ways of finding meaning.
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Can you be a woman with agency, be a feminist and have faith? After her marriage breaks down, former Pentecostal preacher Louise Omer travels the world in search of answers.
Heteropessimism is an attitude of disappointment, embarrassment or despair at the state of heterosexual relations – specifically about being in one.
Women during a protest rally to mark the International Women’s Day 2022 at Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.
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Women in more prestigious jobs than their husbands were seven times more likely to experience physical and emotional violence, compared to women ranked lower than their husbands.
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Marrying the husband of your deceased sister was legally considered incest, leaving women of all classes in ruinous circumstances.
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The reform finally brings the divorce process into the 21st century.
Rural Eastern Cape
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Perceptions of marriage abduction as a recent phenomenon hide the violence that has been done to women as part of culture.
The story of Walatta Petros, a 17th-century Ethiopian noblewoman who was later made a saint, shows that Christianity has a complex history with abortion and contraception.
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Abortion and contraception were quite common among premodern Christians, who also celebrated women’s celibacy as superior to marriage and childbearing.