Men more likely to commit suicide after divorce, study finds (CNN.com)

Number of View: 1611     By Sarah Yang (WebMD) — Men seeking a good reason to salvage their marriages may want to consider this: A new study finds that divorced and separated men are two and a half times more likely to commit suicide than married men. Divorce, however, doesn’t seem to lead more women to commit suicide — a surprising finding considering the popular wisdom that women suffer more than men after a divorce, according to the study, published this week in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. “We now need to look at the possibility that …

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Divorce may hit men harder (The globe and mail)

Number of View: 1151   Sarah Hampson From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail Published on Wednesday, May. 23, 2007 3:08AM EDT Last updated on Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2009 10:54PM EDT The image of men as suck-it-up survivors of emotional trauma just took another knock. A new Statistics Canada study on marital breakdown, released Tuesday, shows that men are more likely than women to suffer from depression in the two years following the end of a marriage or common-law relationship. The study, based on data from the National Population Health Survey (NPHS), which collects information about the health of Canadians, showed that …

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When Divorce Isn’t the Only Choice (Newsweek 29 Mar)

Number of View: 251     When Divorce Isn’t the Only Choice A Montana writer’s husband said he was leaving, but she saw another way out. By Barbara Kantrowitz and Pat Wingert | Newsweek Web Exclusive  Mar 29, 2010  Her husband’s words hit Laura Munson “like a sucker punch.” And yet, she says, she was able to duck. After two decades together, he came to her on a summer day and told her: “I don’t love you anymore. I’m not sure I ever did. I’m moving out. The kids will understand. They’ll want me to be happy.” His plan was to …

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The impact of divorce on children (drheller.com)

Number of View: 454 The Impact of Divorce on Children For many years the prevailing view has been that divorce was not only traumatic for children but contributed to negative life outcomes for the majority of those whose parents divorced. Recently, however, in “For Better or for Worse: Divorce Reconsidered” by Hetherington and Kelly (2002), a new picture has emerged. The good news? 75% of the children of divorce did not end up having serious psychological, social, or academic problems. The bad news? 25% of the children from divorce did end up having such problems. It is immediately important to …

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Why Men Avoid Sex (Asiaone 24 Mar)

Number of View: 807 You want it, he doesn’t – what gives? by Madeline           So you’re the tiger in bed. You want it, but his libido has gone MIA. According to Martha Lee, clinical sexologist at Eros Coaching, “It’s normal for men to experience a loss of sexual desire in bouts. When that happens, a man has a harder time dealing with it as, in most cases, his sense of self is tied up with his virility.” This also means that he may be too ashamed to speak up or seek help. So it’s up …

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15 Lies Men Tell Their Girlfriends (The Best Article)

Number of View: 343 15 Lies Men Tell Their Girlfriends Posted: 24 Mar 2010 03:18 PM PDT Written by Cowboy Men lie to women and women lie to men, but the opposing sexes go about these things in different ways. Women usually tend to lie in order to spare feelings and make people feel better — or to keep the peace. At the center of the male lie is, most commonly, either his ego or his unwillingness to cause drama, or to get in trouble — but both parties are almost always guilty of lying to conceal something. Consistent lying …

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Recession, resilience, divorce? (familyinequality)

Number of View: 392 Recession, resilience, divorce?   December 18, 2009 by Philip Cohen Updated December 29, 2009.   Delivering some “good news for Christmas,” The National Marriage Project, under the editorship of the sociologist W. Bradford Wilcox, has released a report titled The State of Our Unions, 2009: Money and Marriage. It has a lot of useful information on marriage and families, with some editorial bending in the pro-marriage-and-family direction.   My beef here is with the chapter titled “The Great Recession’s Silver Lining?” In it, Wilcox writes:   judging by divorce trends, many couples appear to be developing a new …

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Sex Addiction in Women is a Reality (sexualaddictionrecovery.com)

Number of View: 370 Sex Addiction in Women is a Reality   Sex addiction in women is more common than we know. Here are a few frightening statistics on Women with Pornography Addiction: • 28% of those admitting to sexual addiction are women (internet-filter-review.com).   • 34% of women in one poll admitted to using Internet pornography and 1 out of every 6 women reported struggles with addiction to pornography (Today’s Christian Woman, Fall 2003). How many women share a similar struggle alone and simply won’t show up in these statistics and how many more women consider their behaviors “relationship …

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What about Fathers who can’t afford maintenance? (Today 22 Mar)

Number of View: 600 What about Fathers who can’t afford maintenance? 09:10 AM Mar 22, 2010 by Alicia Wong Does more need to be done for fathers, who for legitimate reasons, are unable to afford child maintenance?   Take Kenneth (not his real name) for example. The 40-year-old has been wheelchair-bound since he was injured in a car accident six months after he got married. Last September, he agreed to a divorce, and now has to pay $280 in child maintenance monthly.   While he was given a three-month reprieve after he lost his $5-an-hour job in December, Kenneth noted …

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Time to allow men to claim maintenance? (Today 22 Mar)

Number of View: 520 Time to allow men to claim? Opinions differ as to whether a woman should provide alimony to her ex-husband 09:10 AM Mar 22, 2010 by Alicia Wong SINGAPORE – With a recent tax revision recognising that women can be breadwinners, should a woman then provide alimony to her ex-husband under the appropriate circumstances? From next month, women who support their husbands will be allowed to claim tax relief. Previously, only husbands supporting their wives could do so. Lawyers MediaCorp spoke to said this signals a recognition that women do support their husbands, but were divided on …

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