A good Massachusetts marriage civilizes men. At least, that's what it looks like, since fewer married men are antisocial. Married men are more responsible, less aggressive, less likely to do something illegal and more mentally healthy than single ones. This has been documented in a bunch of studies and chronicled in such great works of art as Jane Eyre and Failure To Launch. But it's never been clear whether it's the marriage that makes men antisocial or whether fewer antisocial men get married.
Contrary to popular opinion, people who say they are still madly in love with their Massachusetts spouses after more than two decades are not crazy. At least, some of them aren't. And apparently they're not lying either. This is the proposition of a study published in an issue of Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience that took brain scans of long-married people who claimed to still be besotted with their marital partner.
Physical abuse is easy to recognize, but emotional abuse in a relationship can be more insidious, often going undetected by family members, friends and even victims themselves.
Conflict is an inescapable part of any Massachusetts relationship, especially a marriage. We bicker. We argue. We butt heads. We have heated conversations. Conflict also plays a healthy and positive role in relationships: It helps us to push one another, to settle disagreements, to make feelings known, and to arrive at solutions. There are, however, those people who fall into conflict over the slightest provocations - or perceived provocations. These high-conflict personalities are easily triggered by minor episodes of miscommunication or the occasional offhand remark, until their relationships are dominated by contention. The conflict-oriented mind-set tends to see just two options during an argument: escape or win.
Is our down-turned economy having an effect on divorce in Massachusetts? While it's too early for statistical evidence, reports from marriage counselors and divorce attorneys around the globe are in agreement. They're finding many couples who were ready to call it quits are postponing the divorce decision due to financial reasons. In the U.S., with housing values at near-record lows, wide-ranging cuts in salaries and a dramatic rise in unemployment rates, many couples are just not divorcing because they are afraid they can't afford it.
According to recent research women who received big promotions were more likely to get divorced. Researchers examined men and women employed by private businesses with 100 employees or more and found that married women were twice as likely to divorce three years after a CEO-level promotion when compared to male colleagues.
In any Massachusetts relationship, people want to have closeness with their partner, and they also want to feel intimate with them. In fact, some might consider the two to not be mutually exclusive. After all, you can't be intimate with someone that you aren't close with, and vice versa, right?
Communication with our Massachusetts children is always important, but never as essential as when they are touched by separation or divorce. Children are vulnerable and easily frightened by changes in their routines. The more you talk to and comfort them, the less stress and anxiety they'll experience. This is the time to reassure your children that you are taking care of matters and everyone in the family will be okay, Then, of course, take responsibility for doing what needs to be done to assure their well-being.