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Divorce Risk Higher When Wife Gets Sick

According to findings in a new study, women who were told they had a serious illness were seven times as likely to become separated or divorced as men with similar health problems. The study collected data on 515 patients who received diagnoses of brain tumors or multiple sclerosis from 2001 through 2006 and found that when the man became ill, only 3 percent experienced the end of a marriage. Among women, about 21 percent ended up separated or divorced. Among couples who split up,… Continue

Added by hitched on November 12, 2009 at 6:09pm — No Comments

High BPA Levels Linked to Male Sexual Problems

Bisphenol A or BPA, the controversial chemical found in thousands of everyday plastic products appears to cause erectile dysfunction and other sexual problems in men, according to a study funded by the federal government and published in the journal Human Reproduction. Researchers focused on 634 male workers at four factories in China who were exposed to elevated levels of BPA. They followed the men over five years and compared their sexual health with that of male workers in other… Continue

Added by hitched on November 11, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Men's Erogenous Zones

It’s important when contemplating a man’s erogenous zones, to think outside the “penis box”.

Yes, of course, men want to experience maximum penis-love, however, when you branch out to other parts of his body it gives both of you the opportunity to experience a sense of erotica. Erotica being the holy grail of sizzling sex.

Erogenous zones you probably already know:

His Penis: The 1/3—2/3 rule.

The first third (or head/ glans) of a man’s penis has… Continue

Added by Trina Read on November 11, 2009 at 8:16am — No Comments

Dr. Scott Haltzman's Appearance on Rachael Ray

In case you missed it, Dr. Scott Haltzman appeared on the Rachael Ray show to discuss "Mad Men" marriages, which was defined as marriages where women take a homemaker roll while the husband goes off to work. The show included two couples who discussed how this type of arrangement worked for them. Dr. Haltzman answered several questions and provided solid reasoning and thought for why this works for a lot of couples. We'd love to hear your thoughts on this. Rachael Ray asked her… Continue

Added by hitched on November 6, 2009 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Would You Change Your Name After Marriage?

An article from (posted on CNN) asks the question of why women still change their name. It argues that it's a change of identity. Furthermore, it contends that name changes don't make families more connected. The article says that today, roughly 20 percent of American women don't change their name for marriage. What are your thoughts? Is changing your name an… Continue

Added by hitched on November 5, 2009 at 4:43pm — 2 Comments

How to Fight With Your Spouse Like Friends, Not Lose Like Enemies

You: “We can’t move! I just got a promotion and a raise!”

Him: “If we don’t move, I won’t have a job at all!”

Stalemate. Nasty. Feels like a serious lose-lose. And right now, neither of you are budging. Both of you feel righteous: “Why should I be the one to give in here?”

But a house divided against itself cannot stand. This marriage hasn’t a chance unless and until you are willing to sit down and focus on a solution, instead of focusing on who’s gonna… Continue

Added by Noelle Nelson on November 4, 2009 at 9:39pm — No Comments

Pentagon Says U.S. Youth Unfit to Serve

We've read the reports about the obesity problems in the youths of America, but is it now a national security issue? The Pentagon just released a report saying 35% of the 31 million Americans aged 17 to 24 are unqualified because of physical and medical issues. The majority don't qualify because they are too fat or sickly, the rest are too dumb or have used too many drugs to qualify. The report pulled data from the Centers for Disease Control, which has found that the percentage of… Continue

Added by hitched on November 4, 2009 at 3:27pm — No Comments

The Marriage Ref is Tom Papa

A few weeks ago, we ran an interview with Ellen Rakieten (click here) to discuss the new Jerry Seinfeld show called, "The Marriage Ref." At the time she couldn't disclose who would actually be the marriage ref, only to say that it's someone that Seinfeld has selected. Well, a report from the Hollywood… Continue

Added by hitched on November 3, 2009 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Daily Grind Good for Marriages

I know we've posted about the health benefits of coffee before, but we're not talking about that kind of grind. We're talking about doing chores, going to work, and so on. According to a new study out of Montclair State University, the more housework you do, the more often you're likely to have sex with your husband or wife. Moreover, more time spent in the paid work force was also linked to more sex. One of the authors of the study said that the daily grind doesn't cause the sex to… Continue

Added by hitched on November 2, 2009 at 9:47pm — No Comments

How to Get More of What You Want From Your Honey

You: “We’re always behind because you don’t make enough money!”

Him: “I’m doing the best I can, whaddya want from me, blood?”

If it meant more money, you might just say “yes.”

Unfortunately, all you’d really get is more of what you’re getting right now – nothing.

Good managers in the workplace know that you don’t get people to perform better and produce more, by yelling at them and browbeating them. You get more from people by encouraging what… Continue

Added by Noelle Nelson on October 30, 2009 at 6:43pm — No Comments

Men Married to Smart Women Live Longer

We've all heard that on average men die younger than women. If you're a guy and that scares you, the education level of your wife may give your life expectancy a boost. A study on 1.5 million people from experts at Stockholm University (click here), examined data from the 1990 Swedish Census of the employed and found that a woman's level of education was more… Continue

Added by hitched on October 29, 2009 at 10:10am — No Comments

What Money Can’t Buy In a Marriage, Laughter Can

Finances are tight, you hardly go out anymore, so dinner at a restaurant with white tablecloths and candlelight is a BIG deal. You get this great coupon, finagle reservations, get yourself all dressed up (OK, so it’s last year’s fashion, or the year before, who cares), ready for a super night with your Honey.

Only when you get to “El Swanky Restaurant” the hostess informs you in a frosty tone that your coupon expired – yesterday, and no, she won’t make an exception.… Continue

Added by Noelle Nelson on October 28, 2009 at 2:53pm — No Comments

How to Get Him to Tell You He Loves You

You: “But do you love me? You never say you love me anymore.”

Him: “I’m here, aren’t I? Of course I love you. There, you satisfied now?”

No. You’re not. Duh.

You don’t want to hear “I love you” under duress. You want to hear it soulfully, longingly, preferably continuously.

Good luck.

Unless your guy happens to be extremely right-brained (like women are), or a died-in-the-wool womanizer (not a good choice), he’s unlikely to verbalize… Continue

Added by Noelle Nelson on October 23, 2009 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Only 4% of Marrieds Without Pension Have Enough for Retirement

A new report by Ernst & Young says that only 4% of middle-income married couples who don't have a pension and are nearing retirement are likely to have enough money to last their lifetime. Overall, nearly one-third of American households don't have any retirement savings, according to a McKinsey & Co. report. This article from USA Today discusses how… Continue

Added by hitched on October 20, 2009 at 8:35pm — No Comments

Interracial Couple Denied Marriage License

What year is this? Louisiana judge, Keith Bardwell, refused to issue a marriage license to Beth Humphrey (white), 30, and Terence McKay (black), 32, out of concern for any children the couple might have. "I'm not a racist. I just don't believe in mixing the races that way," said Bardwell. Really? Not sure there could be a more racist act than that. This is not an isolated incident according to Bardwell. When couples call them, he asks if they are mixed and tells them if they are he… Continue

Added by hitched on October 19, 2009 at 3:02pm — No Comments

How to Stop the Yelling

You: Crying. “I hate you! You’re so mean to me!”

Him: Yelling. “You’re nothing but a nag! All you ever do is bitch!”

Oh dear. Not good. Fighting below the belt – name calling and vicious accusations. Gonna get ugly if you keep this up.

Back to the drawing board you go . . . learning to talk about what’s bothering you before it gets so heated you can’t think straight, taking a couples class on conflict-management together, agreeing on time-outs,… Continue

Added by Noelle Nelson on October 14, 2009 at 6:53pm — No Comments

ATM for Recycling Consumer Electronics

Look around, I'm sure there are some tech gadget collecting dust on a shelf near you. Perhaps an old cell phone or iPod? According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, there were over 140 million cell phones sold in the U.S. in 2007, while only 10 percent of cell phones got recycled. Well, now there's an easy solution, the EcoATM. So how does it work? A customer feeds the machine an electronic device or handset, the machine analyses the device and assigns it a value. If the… Continue

Added by hitched on October 14, 2009 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Husband and Wife Battle Breast Cancer

Literally. Husband and wife, Mike (62) and Barbara Welsh (63) of Monroe, Ohio, each had surgery this year after separate discoveries that they had breast cancer. You may be thinking, that's got to be rare? It is, with roughly 1,900 cases expected to be diagnosed this year, with about 440 men dying from the illness. Barbara has already undergone chemo and is on her way to recovery while Mike had a mastectomy on his right breast and is now considering chemotherapy and radiation. While… Continue

Added by hitched on October 13, 2009 at 11:58am — No Comments

The best toy for couples?

Was wondering what the best sex toy is for couples looking to spice up there romantic nights? I am looking for something we can both use and will last for awhile any ideas or thoughts hit me up, thanks.

Added by Karen Sinclair on October 11, 2009 at 9:53am — 1 Comment

How to Get In The Mood When You’re Not!

You: “I’m not in the mood. Just go to sleep. I’ve got a headache.”

Him: “You’re never in the mood.” Rolls over. “Jeez, you’re giving me a headache.”

Remember the classic scene in “Annie Hall”? Where the gal tells her therapist “We have sex all the time – twice a week!” and the guy tells his therapist “We never have sex – only twice a week!”

Getting on the same “in the mood” wavelength isn’t always easy. But if you’re gonna keep your marital body and soul… Continue

Added by Noelle Nelson on October 7, 2009 at 12:37pm — No Comments

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Episode 602: A Look at the State of Marriage According to 2019 Census Data

We received some new data from the U.S. Census, which exposes the changing dynmaics of marriage and relationships in America. Dr. Karen Sherman reviews the information.

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