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The Sustainable-Marriage Quiz

The Sustainable-Marriage Quiz by Tara Parker-Pope The New York Times December 31, 2010 Answer each question according to the way you feel, using the following scale. Answers range from (1) not very much to (7) very much. Then, add up your scores and check the scale below to see how your own relationship ranks. Not […]

The Happy Marriage Is the ‘Me’ Marriage

The Happy Marriage Is the ‘Me’ Marriage by Tara Parker Pope New York Times 12/31/2010 The notion that the best marriages are those that bring satisfaction to the individual may seem counterintuitive. After all, isn’t marriage supposed to be about putting the relationship first? Not anymore. For centuries, marriage was viewed as an economic and […]

Lasting Pleasures, Robbed by Drug Abuse

Lasting Pleasures, Robbed by Drug Abuse By RICHARD A. FRIEDMAN, M.D. New York Times August 30, 2010 Many brain imaging studies, using positron emission tomography, show that cues like viewing drug paraphernalia are enough by themselves to activate memory circuits and unleash drug craving. Where you are and what you are doing when you use […]

Is Marriage Good for Your Health?

Is Marriage Good for Your Health? Tara Parker-Pope April 12, 2010, NY Times Magazine Published in 2005 in The Archives of General Psychiatry, the Glasers’ [Ronald Glaser and Jan Kiecolt-Glaser, researchers at Ohio State University]  findings help explain epidemiological data showing that couples in troubled marriages appear to be more susceptible to illness than happier […]

The Science of a Happy Marriage

The Science of a Happy Marriage By Tara Parker Pope,   NY Times, May 10, 2010 … It may not be feelings of love or loyalty that keep couples together. Instead, scientists speculate that your level of commitment may depend on how much a partner enhances your life and broadens your horizons — a concept […]

Divorce, It Seems, Can Make You Ill

Divorce, It Seems, Can Make You Ill By Tara Parker-Pope Published: August 3, 2009 New York Times Married people tend to be healthier than single people. But what happens when a marriage ends? New research shows that when married people become single again, whether by divorce or a spouse’s death, they experience much more than […]