Couples in an open marriage will likely encounter problems once one or both exercise their right to have sex outside the marriage.
According to a team of researchers there are some significant mortality themes correlating quite heavily with number of children. In other words, family size can help you live longer (or shorter). As it turns out, a husband and wife with two to three kids seemed to be about the safest bet for a long healthy life. On the flip side, everything from childless to child army somehow got wrapped up in higher risk for alcoholism, cervical cancer and even car crashes.
Hollywood is built around the glories of romance, and the Academy Awards have frequently rewarded charismatic on-screen couples. But celebrity couples haven't fared quite as well; only a few actors and directors who paired up off-screen have both won Oscar gold. This year, Kathryn Bigelow is up for a Best Director Oscar for The Hurt Locker; she'll go head-to-head against her ex-husband and Avatar director, James Cameron, who's already won the award for Titanic. Below, we'll take a look at the Hollywood husband-wife duos who have both brought home Academy Awards. 25 Romantic Films Oscar Missed MICHAEL DOUGLAS & CATHERINE ZETA-JONES
The 2010 Oscars are just around the corner. Given the touchy connection between acceptance speech mentions and marital bliss, we wonder: if there were an award for Best-Supporting Spouse, would you win? Here are three ways to successfully support a spouse, all the way to the Kodak Theatre stage.
I'd argue that, for all of my wifely qualities (I can obsess over throw pillows with the best of them), I have an inner husband who tends to drive at least double the legal speed limit and leave socks on the floor, while my actual husband— tall, handsome, manly-guy that he is — has an inner wife who lives to make sure we both have clean underwear. ??Call us Wusband and Hife? ?? These labels, at least, allow for a little overlap: A division of labor based on what we're each best at, not just what's assigned us by virtue of chromosome.?? Of course, in some ways, we resemble happy "normal" newlyweds: I like to cook. For him. My husband, on the other hand, is very able to cook—but usually he'll start the pasta sauce along with a line of questioning like: Do I add water? Should I put it in the microwave? If I add garlic, do I chop it first? Most nights I wind up manning the pan, while he happily goes back to Guitar Hero.
For as long as we can remember, women have had a reputation for jealousy and cattiness. It's why studios greenlight movies like Bride Wars. It's why the Team Aniston verses Team Jolie debate continues to rage more than five years after Brad and Jen announced their separation. It's why today, Woman's Day and AOL Living published a "jealousy survey," which polled 2,000 women on what made them envious. Here's what we've gathered:
Dr. John Gray, author of "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus" gives a possible explanation for Tiger Wood's infidelity.
A recent Israeli study concluded that domestic violence between couples typically occurs as a calculated decision from the inflicting partner. The aggressor typically knows what sort of consequences he or she will face and weighs it before acting out. "Someone who uses verbal violence might well move on over time to threatening physical attack, and from there it is only downhill towards acting on the threat," one of the researchers says. In other frank words, get out of the cycle now!
As part of his book, The Guinea Pig Diaries, author A.J. Jacobs did everything his wife told him to. "She will be boss. I will be her devoted servant. It will be a month of foot massages and talking about feelings and scrubbing dishes and watching Kate Hudson movies (well, if Julie actually liked Kate Hudson movies). It could be revelatory. It'll let me explore the tricky power dynamics of the modern American marriage. It'll allow me to study the Mars/Venus, Everybody Loves Raymond clichés about gender battles and figure out which are true and which are hogwash."
Want to learn something shocking? Based on a recent UNICEF global survey of household attitudes towards domestic violence, an average of half the female population polled believes it's OK for a man to beat his wife under specific circumstances. And that's the average. Read on to learn more.
LeAnn Rimes' affair causing tragedy as Eddie Cibrian's wife makes divorce plans. Visit YourTango's Celebrity Love blog for the latest on the co-star scandal.