Family: Staying Power

If there was something you could do to increase your happiness, enhance your health and extend your life expectancy, you'd do it, right? Well, there is. The magic potion? An enduring marriage. The benefits of a prolonged state of union are well documented. To cite just one of many studies: researchers Linda J. Waite and Lee Lillard found that for men, staying married boosts the chances of surviving to age 65 from 2 out of 3 to almost 9 out of 10. Yet since only about half of U.S. marriages endure, young couples often have trouble finding good role models. But...

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