In any Massachusetts marriage even in the strongest, happiest ones, problems 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.
Attempting to achieve absolute equality, or going 50-50, in a Massachusetts marriage 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.
Nearly 30 million Americans are hiding a checking, savings, or credit card account 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.
When your Massachusetts partner cheats, it's almost never about you. You may be a loving 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.
A Massachusetts marriage takes work. Everyone knows this. But what many don't realize is that they might be working on the wrong things. Or even working on the right things in the wrong way.
When a Massachusetts baby boomer man hits the ripe age of 40 and began to feel 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.
Here's the data behind these conclusions....
Everyone keeps secrets. They sit with us, like stones in our pockets. Some weigh 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.
In general, men are more likely than women to cheat: 20% of men and 13% of women reported that they've had sex with someone other than their spouse while married, according to data from the recent General Social Survey (GSS).
Serious illness may increase a couple's chances for divorce but only when wives get sick according to a growing body of research. As much as the risk of dissolution depends on the how strong the relationship is and the disease that they're diagnosed with, studies show that when women have health problems, their marriages are less likely to survive than when men fall ill.