It's not always bad for children to be exposed to their parents' disagreements. It's how those disagreements are handled that really matters, according to a University of Arizona study.
The US birth rate hasn't changed for two generations of teenage girls, but other aspects of young parenthood are shifting, especially regarding young fathers, according to new Indiana University research.
The American College of Physicians is reaffirming its opposition to the legalization of physician-assisted suicide and affirming a professional responsibility to improve the care of dying patients.
New research finds that having good friends and family members to turn to alleviates the stress of everyday conflict between marital partners. According to a new study led by The University of Texas at Austin's Lisa Neff, social networks may help provide protection against health problems brought about by ordinary tension between spouses.
Family studies researchers at the University of Illinois who study the science behind maintaining romantic relationships focus their work on the central organizing unit -- the relationship -- rather than on the individual. In a recent study published in the Journal of Family Theory and Review, they discuss romantic relationship maintenance and the two primary motives behind a couple's attempts at staying together: threat mitigation and relationship enhancement.
Testosterone levels are a key factor in a family's health and happiness after a newborn arrives. Researchers find that a drop can signal postpartum depression in dad, and a spike may be a sign of aggression.
Researchers at the University of Missouri have now identified a framework that can help victims of domestic violence before, during and after disaster events.
Dating websites often claim attraction between two people can be predicted from the right combination of traits and preferences, but a new study casts doubt on that assertion. The study, which used speed dating data, found a computer could predict who is desirable and how much someone would desire others -- who's hot and who's not -- but it could not unravel the mystery of unique desire for a specific person.
Children who live full time with one parent are more likely to feel stressed than children in shared custody situations. The benefit holds regardless of the level of conflict between the parents or between parent and child. These are the results of a new study from Stockholm University's Demography Unit.
As the number of highly educated women has increased in recent decades, the chances of 'marrying up' have increased significantly for men and decreased for women, according to a new study led by a University of Kansas sociologist.