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Stay-at-Home Dads More Likely to Get Divorced

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You really need to think twice before you take in an ocelot, chimpanzee, wolf or human male with the thought of domesticating it first.
No matter how well trained and behaved they appear to be, these are essenti...
Study says husbands and fathers don't fare well in captivity.

Dear Dad: Thinking About Karma on Father's Day

Sid Biberman and his granddaughter, Lucy. Credit: Matthew Biberman I am a father and I am a son. My father, Sid, lives with me and has since 2001. Back then, I was 34 and deeply resented this turn of events. People I knew assumed that ...This year it will be different. This year, Lucy will wake up on Father's Day in her mother's apartment.

Link Found Between Teen Sex and Divorce Rate

A study has shown that teens who engage in sexual intercourse at a young age are more likely to get divorced. Credit: Getty Images
Teenage girls may want to save themselves for marriage, that is, if they want to stay married.
Resear...
Girls who save themselves for marriage more likely to stay married.

Divorce Hurts Kids' Math Grades, Research Shows

Study shows children of divorce may suffer in math. Credit: Getty Images
You might want to stay married. Think of the children.
Research shows divorce makes children feel lonely and sad. They experience depression, anxiety and low s...
Two minus one can equal something entirely wrong for children of divorce.

Marital Discord Disrupts Baby's Sleep, Study Finds

Babies exposed to marital discord have more trouble sleeping. Credit: Getty Images
Talk about your vicious cycles.
Your infant has trouble sleeping, so you're up half the night. This makes you cranky, irritable and short-tempered wi...
If you want a good night's sleep, don't fight in front of the baby.

Schwarzenegger, Shriver Separating After 25 Years

Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger poses with his bride Maria Shriver following their wedding ceremony in Hyannis, Mass. Credit: AP LOS ANGELES (AP) - It was a storybook marriage in 1986 on a spring weekend on Cape Cod that united a princess ...Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Shriver announced their separation late Monday.

Study: Staying Together 'For the Kids' Not Always a Good Idea

Watch a video on how to help your child adjust to divorce.
Maybe divorce is best for everyone involved. Credit: Getty Images Sure, you and your spouse are constantly at each other's throats. You used to call each other "sweetheart," ...
It's how you treat your partner, not whether or not you stay together, that affects the kids.

Low-Paying Job? Blame Your Parents' Divorce

Kids traumatized by their parents' divorce earn up to 30 percent less than kids whose parents remain married. Credit: Getty Images Want your kids to put you in a nice nursing home -- one where they change the linens at least once eve...Study links parents' divorce to the kids' rotten paychecks.

Mommy Is Dating After Divorce: Do Tell, Do Ask

Illustration by Dori Hartley "So ... did you KISS him?" My inquisitor is my 7-year-old daughter. The Spanish Inquisition could have used her. This one, she's persistent. "What do you think?" I ask, stalling for time. "YES. I...I want my daughters to know their mama is not just a mama.

Divorced? Follow This One-Step Co-Parenting Plan

Divorce doesn't mean you can't still work together for your children. Illustration by Dori Hartley
This month, I've learned about four new divorces-in-progress -- with children involved in each situation.
My gut twists, thinking o...
Learn the golden rule for co-parenting. It's simple, but it ain't easy.

A Happy Childhood May Sabotage a Romantic Happily Ever After, Study Says

Unhappy childhood? That could mean good things in the romance department later in life. Credit: Getty "Perhaps I had a wicked childhood. Perhaps I had a miserable youth. But somewhere in my wicked, miserable past, there must have been ...Happy children become confident adults -- confident enough to dump you.

Greater Than or Less Than? Dating as a Single Mother

When you're dating as a single mother, it's about the kids, too. Illustration by Dori Hartley
I'm not dating anyone right now. More often than not in my life, there's been someone. And I'm grateful for that. I don't buy the...
If there's one thing I've learned from my relationships, it's that ignoring my intuition is a slippery slope.

The Vat of Fail

Who loses the most in a divorce? Illustration by Dori Hartley
I have a book on my nightstand, "On Becoming Fearless" by Arianna Huffington. I use it as a coaster. I hate water rings on wood. The cloudy circles remind me of wed...
I doubt very much I will ever be convinced that divorce was the only option and that my husband and I and the girls will all be better people for it.

Should a Divorced Parent Be Able to Veto Home Schooling?

Can a divorced parent say no to the other parent home schooling their child? Credit: Getty Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is not entirely human. She is a (dramatic pause) sorcerer. This is a bad thing. Women are not ...Hillary Clinton a sorcerer? Dad concerned about what his home-schooled daughter is learning.

Blinging the Tree, Girl Style

Illustration by Dori Hartley "We don't have to add more bling to the tree," says my mother. "Uh, yes, we do," I say. "God gave the world Christmas trees for the express purpose of blinging. It's in Genesis. I'm sure of it." "It...Once, before the divorce, there was a papa bear here, decorating with us. Now, decorating the tree is a girls-only activity.

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