Monthly Archives: January 2010

Couples Who Are “We’s” Are Happy

Couples who refer to themselves as 'we' are happier than those who say 'I', 'me' or 'you.” The study conducted at the University of California at Berkley, found a link between the use of pronouns and marital happiness. According to the study, reported in the Daily News and in the Domestic Diversions blog, middle-aged and…
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New York’s Divorce Law Must Be Changed

Last week, the New York Times ran a blistering editorial about New York’s antiquated divorce law. New York remains the only state in the nation that does not have a no-fault or an irreconcilable differences grounds for divorce. In New York, someone seeking a divorce has to prove that their spouse is guilty of marital…
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Why is Perjury Condoned in New York Divorces?

The absence of no fault divorce in New York has many unintended and unfortunate consequences. Perhaps the single most disturbing consequence is that divorce courts are forced to accept as true, testimony known to be false. That is, as one trial judge, recently pointed out, “it forces judges and special referees who preside over these…
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Relationships Move Online and Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Break-ups were always difficult, but, with the advent of social networking, breaking up is now really hard to do. It used to be a getting a key to your lover’s apartment or a drawer in a dresser was a sign of commitment. When you broke up, you packed up your toothbrush and simply returned the…
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