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Why Massachusetts Toddlers Need Their Dads

Massachusetts children need involved fathers throughout their lives. Kids witBest Dad.jpgh active dads are less likely to drop out of school, become obese, have risky sex, and develop mental health problems. But little boys, in particular, need their dads during the "terrible twos", when boys experience testosterone fueled aggression for the first time and have no idea how to deal with it. During this crucial period, it's up to father figures to show boys how to cope with their emotional impulses, so they don't become aggressive, violent men.

How to Tell Your Massachusetts Spouse You Want a Divorce

The messiness of a Massachusetts divorce has been well documented.Divorce cartoon 1.jpg The attorneys, the custody battles, dividing everything up. But when you are sure - absolutely sure - you want to go through with one, how do you tell your spouse you want a divorce? In movies, it's often blurted out in the midst of a heated argument, with one partner or the other dramatically shouting, "I want a divorce!" But in life, things tend to go a bit differently. And, if you want the ensuing legal battle to be civil, it's in one's best interest to take pause and really determine how to tell the person they vowed to spend the rest of their life with that it's over. So how does one deliver this particularly life-altering bit of news? 

What Divorced Massachusetts Parents Need to Know About Co-Parenting After the Split

A Massachusetts divorce may change the way a family looks, but it does not haveChildren 30.jpg to break it completely. Massachusetts parents who can manage to stay civil and connected when their marriage ends offer their kid much better outcomes. That's because kids thrive in stable environments and are better able to handle the world when they have a sense that their mom and dad are co-parenting to further their child's interests.

Involved Massachusetts Dads Help Kids Do Well in School

For Massachusetts parents of school-aged children, it can be difficult to ascertain ifSchool 6.jpg academic success a matter of nature or nurture. Do smart, rich parents raise smart, rich kids through genetics and socioeconomics-or by sitting next to them and helping with math homework? What role do father figures play in a child's odds of succeeding at school? A new study in the Journal of Labor Economics suggests that the main factor, stronger than DNA, is involved, active parenting.

7 Insidious Massachusetts Marriage Problems You Really Shouldn't Ignore

In any Massachusetts marriage even in the strongest, happiest ones, problemCommunication 5.jpgs and frustrations will inevitably arise. And while it's not worth broaching every single little grievance that grinds your gears there are certain problems that really shouldn't be ignored.

Debunking the Myth of the 50-50 Massachusetts Marriage

Attempting to achieve absolute equality, or going 50-50, in a Massachusetts Chores.jpgmarriage may be a good way to pick a fight about whose turn it is to change the baby's diaper, but it's not the best way to maintain a healthy relationship.

Are You a Massachusetts Victim of "Financial Infidelity"?

Nearly 30 million Americans are hiding a checking, savings, or credit card accounInfidelity 2.pngt from their spouse or live in partner, according to a new survey from CreditCards.com. That's roughly 1 in 5 that currently have a live in partner or a spouse.

Typical Massachusetts Military Retirement Plans

Military marriages in Massachusetts experience strains and stresses in greaterMilitary Marching.jpg capacity than other marriages due to the complications that their jobs put on both spouses. Though these marriages can be extremely stressful and difficult, the overall divorce rate among both male and female service members only averaged 3 percent in 2017. To be more precise, about 21,290 of 689,060 married troops divorced in 2017. The divorce process for members of the military is relatively uniform to those who are not in the service. The main difference for these individuals is how to divide their retirement plans. 

Why Do Massachusetts Married Spouses Cheat?

When your Massachusetts partner cheats, it's almost never about you. You may be a lovingCheating Spouse.jpg spouse, and your unfaithf ul spouse may love you very much. People cheat for complicated reasons, studies suggest. That might not be much of a consolation prize for scorned husbands and wives, but it sure makes for fascinating scientific research and may provide a measure of comfort.

What Does a Modern Midlife Crisis Look Like For Massachusetts Men?

When a Massachusetts baby boomer man hits the ripe age of 40 and began to feelMidlife Crisis.jpg fenced in, the ensuing crisis followed a pattern. He'd buy flashy clothes, start driving a sports car, chase after his secretary. Sometimes he'd get an earring. It was a funny sight: Old, out of touch guys always seem ridiculous when they stop being their boring and responsible selves and use cash to awkwardly chase a youth culture they didn't understand.

How Fatherhood Alters Male Biology For Massachusetts Men

We know how women's bodies adapt to motherhood. Hormonal shifts, neurological flips, and, of course, the obvious post-partum biological changes. But only recently have scientists begun to focus on how men's bodies adapt to fatherhood. We now know that fathers experience changes in their hormone levels (especially testosterone and oxytocin); their brains respond differently to parent-related stimuli, and even their socioeconomic status tends to change once children arrive.

Here's the data behind these conclusions....

What Keeping Secrets Does to Your Massachusetts Marriage

Everyone keeps secrets. They sit with us, like stones in our pockets. Some weighSecrets 2.jpg us down. Others just exist. All are present. In fact, according to a study published last year in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, people keep 13 of them on average. The most common secrets are sexual in nature, researchers found: either having to do with behavior or having romantic thoughts about someone outside of the confines of your primary relationship. But all secrets, big and small, have a profound effect on you and your marriage whether you notice it or not.

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