In Brief: Mar. 6, 2000

HOLY MATRIMONY Couples who believe marriage is a holy commitment and who participate in religious activities together are happier in marriage, says a study in the Journal of Family Psychology. These couples report less conflict and more collaboration than those with a secular view. When disagreeing, religious couples are more likely to express themselves openly, listen to each other and try to understand.

LOVE AND WORK For the many men and women who meet at work and marry, a Cornell University study may hold a suggestion: either have kids or change jobs. Researchers found that childless couples who work for the...

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