News Updates from here, there, everywhere--
February 20, 2000 "When It Pays to Argue With a Spouse"
August, 2000 "Fire and Ice" Hostility and withdrawal: Linda Roberts study
August 2, 2000 "Cohabitation: The Marriage Enemy"
March 30, 2000 "Sweet talk and Divorce" More about Gottman
February 11, 2000 "A Matter of Compromise and Acceptance"
NY Times article on "acceptance" marital therapy.
June, 1998 Article about Gottman and his "new" therapy
May 20, 1998 Arizona passes a marriage covenant marrige law. Once again!
May 18, 1998 Florida passes
a marriage law! Has the government
May 7, 1998 Interesting use of predictive validity of coping strategiesApril 15, 1998 An article on Congress and marriage describing
to inform marital satisfaction. Good sample article.
April 20, 1998 Marriage rates from Australia -- whose marrying when?
6, 1998 Marriage
Spats Bad for Wives' Health
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Marriage Spats Bad for Wives' Health
USA TODAY, CLEARWATER BEACH,
Fla. -- Abrasive marital conflicts lower
wives' immune function, leading to more illness, while their husbands don't suffer poorer
health or even feel less happily married, a study suggests. ``Marital quality matters, but
it may matter more to women than to men,'' Ohio State University psychologistJanice
Kiecolt-Glaser told the American Psychosomatic Society. Kiecolt-Glaser did
immunology testing on 90 newlywed couples 21 to 40 years old. The couples took
personality and marital adjustment tests. They also were covertly observed and videotaped
as they spent 30 minutes discussing a point of disagreement in their marriage.
Researchers called them every three months over three years to check on illnesses. Among
the findings were the following:
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