Singles can face mistaken stereotypes and value judgments that they are less happy, or lonelier. For many, being single is simply a relationship preference or even an orientation.
Reforming laws relating to unmarried couples is long overdue. But it can also represent an affront couples’ autonomy and erodes the freedom to choose to live in non-marital situations.
A new study suggests that Americans face an 'economic bar' to marriage. Before they walk down the aisle, many couples want to have a house, a bank account and a job that offers health insurance.
Marriage equality was a major step forward for Australia. But women in both marriages and cohabiting relationships continue to deal with inequality and gender-prescribed roles.
It is vital to make room for "queer" ideas about same-sex marriage.
The different legal protections between marriage, civil partnership and cohabitation.
The Wife: my research shows that this self-sacrificing form of wifehood is hardly history.
The old myth that it's impossible for educated women over 40 to get married still lingers. Actually, educated women are doing OK in the U.S. In China, however, the story changes.
Low libido, problems ejaculating, vaginal pain -- these problems are common for midlife Canadians, and some of them are way more likely if you're married.
The Supreme Court ruled that a British couple must stay married until 2020 because there was no 'fault' in their marriage.
More interracial couples are appearing on TV and in advertising. But is media exposure enough to change attitudes?
Over the past 45 years, women have married later, attained higher education and joined the workforce in record numbers. Could it all be turned back?
Civil partnerships were introduced as a quick-fix device for a minority group. Instead, they ended up forcing heterosexuals to campaign for the same rights as LGBTQ+ people.
The number of people with learning disabilities reported as at risk of forced marriage has risen.
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.
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.
Divorce in the Islamic community is a complex subject, battling misperceptions and entrenched stereotypes.
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.
The two cultural norms, which may on the surface seem completely different, are starting to converge.
Both South Africa's courts and its legislature have failed to do their bit in creating a culturally diverse society.