Tag Archives: divorce

With this iPad I Thee Wed

The Sunday Times asked me how the new markets for sex and love were affecting marriage and divorce. Here are my thoughts in a column in this Sunday’s paper,

Five Ways the Government Affects your Sex Life

Buzzfeed asked me if the outcome of the current budget debates in the US will affect people’s sex lives – you can see that article along with some very cool graphics here.

Debating Dan Slater on CBC Radio Q

This week I went head-to-head with Dan Slater, author of Love in the Age of Algorithms. Who knew talking about love could be so messy? You can hear that heated exchange here.

Is Having a High BMI bad for your Marriage?

Here we are again at that time of the year when we are encouraged to replace our eggnog with diet shakes and to join some weight loss program or another. One (somewhat annoying) commercial this year features a boney actress swinging her hips erratically while proclaiming, “This program saved my marriage!” Repeated viewing of this [...]

Does Infidelity Really End Relationships?

When I walked away from my four-year marriage, many years ago, friends and family members wanted to know why I would leave what they had believed to be a happy marriage. That wasn’t an easy question to answer, not for me and especially not for the man I was leaving.

Misery Really Does Love Company

Next time your partner asks you “Do I make you happy?” you might think carefully before responding.

The Origin of Marriage (And the Evolution of Divorce)

A couple of weeks ago a Dollars and Sex commenter wrote that the “origin of marriage was to create a legal contract by which a man could acquire a female slave.” Interesting point. Is there an economic story that explains the origin of this most-debated-of-all-institutions?

Are Lesbian Marriages Doomed for Failure?

“Lesbian break-ups can apparently be bitchier than gay men’s.” wrote columnist Giles Hattersley in the Sunday Times this weekend as he speculated his way through a piece on why 62% of civil union dissolutions (i.e. divorces) in the UK are between women despite the fact that lesbian relationships only represent 44% of civil partnerships in that country.

Want to make your adult child happy? Maybe its time to end your marriage.

We all know the standard script surrounding divorce. A young person learns his/her parents are divorcing and their fantasy of a happy family is shattered. Falling into despair they under-perform in school, victims of selfish parents who put their own needs above that of their children.

Economic recession Lowers Divorce Rate

Last month, Statistics Canada released a new report showing the number of new divorce cases has fallen 2% every year since 2006. Sounds like great news. Are more stable marriages a new national trend? See the original article in Canadian Business Magazine here.