News tagged with marriage
(Medical Xpress) -- We all remember that feeling of intense emotions as a new love and romance begins. Despite the ongoing debate that intense love fades through the years, there are still many couples who ...
Neuroscience May 11, 2011 | 4.2 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Doubt is not a pleasant mental state, but certainty is a ridiculous one. —Voltaire
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 13, 2012 | 4 / 5 (4) | 2
What does being committed to your marriage really mean? UCLA psychologists answer this question in a new study based on their analysis of 172 married couples over the first 11 years of marriage.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 3 |
On average, young newlyweds who are satisfied with their marriage gain weight in the early years after they exchange vows, putting them at increased risk for various health problems related to being overweight.
Health Apr 03, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
A University of Iowa study found that women who make their sexual debut as young teens are more likely to divorce, especially if "the first time" was unwanted, or if she had mixed feelings about it.
Health Jun 15, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- The transition to fatherhood can be one of the most difficult, yet rewarding, journeys for dads today, says a Kansas State University marriage and family therapist.
Psychology & Psychiatry Jun 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Married people may be happier in the long run than those who aren't married, according to new research by Michigan State University scientists.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 30, 2012 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
Could marriage, and associated companionship, be one key to a longer life? According to new research, not having a permanent partner, or spouse, during midlife is linked to a higher risk of premature death during those midlife ...
Health Jan 10, 2013 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0
(HealthDay)—For couples in which the wife earns more than the husband, there may be psychological and sexual implications, according to a study published in the March issue of the Personality and Social Ps ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 14, 2013 | 3 / 5 (2) | 1
Women bear the brunt of being the health police in heterosexual marriages, but gay and lesbian couples are more likely to mutually influence each other's health habits for better or for worse. The findings are reported ...
Health Jun 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—If your mom or dad has ever contacted one of your professors, intervened to settle a dispute with your roommates, or hunted for jobs on your behalf, they might be helicopter parents.
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The mortality rate for men in same-sex marriages has dropped markedly since the 1990s, according to a Danish study published online today (Tuesday) in the International Journal of Epidemiology. However, same-sex married women ...
Health Mar 11, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Countries in which girls are commonly married before the age of 18 have significantly higher rates of maternal and infant mortality, report researchers in the current online issue of the journal Violence Ag ...
Health May 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Gay men are able to lead healthier, less stress-filled lives when states offer legal protections to same-sex couples, according to a new study examining the effects of the legalization of same-sex marriage in Massachusetts. ...
Health Dec 15, 2011 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
Marriage may not always be as beneficial to health as experts have led us to believe, according to a new study.
Health Mar 05, 2013 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Marriage is a social union or legal contract between individuals that creates kinship. It is an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged by a variety of ways, depending on the culture or demographic. This union may also be called matrimony, while the ceremony that marks its beginning is usually called a wedding and the married status created is sometimes called wedlock.
External recognition can manifest in a variety of ways. Some examples include the state, a religious authority, or both. It is often viewed as a contract. Civil marriage is the legal concept of marriage as a governmental institution irrespective of religious affiliation, in accordance with marriage laws of the jurisdiction. If recognized by the state, by the religion(s) to which the parties belong or by society in general, the act of marriage changes the personal and social status of the individuals who enter into it.
People marry for many reasons, but usually one or more of the following: legal, social, emotional, and economical; the formation of a family unit; the education and nurturing of children; legitimizing sexual relations; public declaration of love.
Marriage practices are very diverse across cultures and may take many forms, and are often formalized by a ceremony called a wedding. The act of marriage usually creates normative or legal obligations between the individuals involved. In some societies these obligations also extend to certain family members of the married persons.
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