marriage

Wife’s Illness Raises Divorce Risk More Than Husband’s

Posted on 05/1/2014 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthWell, this is depressing: A new study finds that an older couple is more likely to divorce if the wife gets seriously ill, but not if the husband does. While the health consequences of divorce are well known, researchers wanted to see how marriage in couples age 50 and older was affected when one spouse developed a serious health condition like cancer, heart disease, lung disease or stroke. They examined 20 years of data on 2,717 marriages from the Health …

5 Reasons George Clooney Is Getting Married Now

Posted on 04/30/2014 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentLeaving in the dust a string of sweethearts and a public declaration that he would never wed, George Clooney, two-time “Sexiest Man Alive,” has asked Beirut-born lawyer Amal Alamuddin to marry him. Why now? Here are five theories: 1. She’s beautiful and brainy. Yes, Clooney has had lots of gorgeous girlfriends, his lack of a college degree notwithstanding (he attended Northern Kentucky University). And he’s always been a savvy, smart businessman, as well as a committed human-rights activist for at …

What Sleeping Position Reveals About a Relationship

Posted on 04/23/2014 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthDo you spoon with your honey to fall asleep? Or do you sleep more than an arm’s length away? A new British study finds that a couple’s sleeping position says a lot about their relationship. Researchers who asked more than 1,000 people to describe their preferred sleeping position and rate the quality of their relationship found that the closer together people slept, the happier they were as a couple. “One of the most important differences involved touching,” lead study author …

Why Millennials Are Slow to Marry

Posted on 03/31/2014 by |Parenting 2.0 | Comments

Home & FamilyA friend recently shared some news: His youngest child, a successful professional, was getting married in September, finally. Did he approve of the nuptials? “She’s 32,” he answered in a deadpan manner. “I’m just happy she’s getting married.” While the boomer father liked his future son-in-law, the young couple had been living together for a few years. Dad had expected them to get married a lot sooner. What were they waiting for? The couple was following the path taken by …

Divorce, American Style

Posted on 01/29/2014 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin TodayWe barely began the new year before celebrity divorces began making headlines. Last week the 1970s pop duo Captain & Tennille (“Love Will Keep Us Together”) announced the end of their 39-year marriage. That came a week after former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer and his wife, Silda Wall Spitzer, filed for divorce. No surprise there. Gawking at celebrity divorces is nothing new, though there sure are more of them — especially for the headliners who have been around for …

What’s the Secret to a Happy, Long-Term Marriage?

Posted on 01/27/2014 by |Sex & Relationships | Comments

RelationshipsWhat does it take to keep a marriage happy, vibrant and enduring? I’m asked that question all the time. And while I think couples all have their own unique recipes for success, I’ve noticed that most include these five essential ingredients: 1. The ability to apologize  Every person in every marriage makes mistakes. Some big, some small, but always some you wish you could un-do. That’s only human, but happy couples admit to their mistakes — and apologize. Just as important is …