Although the number of Massachusetts families in which wives are the main breadwinners is still fairly small, it's a steadily growing trend: In 1980, only 13 percent of married women earned more than or about as much as their husbands. By 2000, that figure had almost doubled, rising to 25 percent. Since then, the rise has been slower but is still on an uptick. In 2017, 28 percent of women made more money than their husbands or co-habitating partners.
If you're going through a Massachusetts divorce that involves children, one of the biggest arguments or disagreements you may be having is the topic of child custody. While we want our children to grow up with the happiest life possible, sometimes sharing legal and physical custody does not make sense or would not be in the best interest of the child. But even though you know you deserve full care, you need to be able to convince the court that you deserve it as well. Proving your ex-spouse or the other parent of your children does not deserve any custody can be a difficult thing to manage. But if you're properly prepared and understand the extent of what you need to prove, you can have a better shot at getting the full custody you believe you deserve.
The decision to save for your Massachusetts' kid's college education seems like a no-brainer. Considering how expensive tuition is these days (the average cost for a degree at a four-year private college is $138,960, according to the College Board), parents capable of doing so want to put money aside to secure their child's academic and eventually professional future and to help their kids avoid student loan debt.
It's official: hugs are good for you, physically and emotionally. Recent scientific research has found that getting your full cuddle quota every day has significant benefits, including a healthy heart rate, a sense of calm, better sleep and more energy.
Maybe you feel like your Massachusetts partner has overreacted to something, or they're taking something a bit more seriously than you think they should. Trying to diffuse the situation, you turn to them and say "You're so sensitive." Those three little words are offensive and, if not monitored, can be toxic to a relationship. Saying them or such phrases as "Don't be ridiculous" or "You don't know what you're saying," makes it seem like you reject and invalidate your partner's feelings. They communicate that you don't care about them or what they think and, if not worked at, can ruin a marriage.
The changes build on the existing Post-9/11 GI Bill, and the most talked about change is the one that removes the 15 year time limit for people to use their GI Bill benefit. For this reason, the new changes are being referred to as the "Forever GI Bill."
The concept of a loveless Massachusetts marriage sounds terrifying, conjuring images of two people who are forced to live out their years together in spite of the obvious contempt they hold for each other. Like those depictions of rich couples in cartoons who sit at opposite ends of a very long table and only speak to one another with the ring of a butler's bell. But the truth is almost more sinister and more devastating.