Relationships, Parenting, Happiness
Too tired for sex?
Written by Kristen Russell Dobson, ParentMap   
Tuesday, 23 June 2009 16:00
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 It’s the end of another exhausting day, and Sharon is waiting impatiently for Sam to get home. After eight solid hours of diapers, dishes, errands and Bert & Ernie, Sharon needs adult contact — and Sam is by far her favorite adult. Finally, like a breath of fresh air, Sam blows through the door, and their brief, somewhat sticky reunion hug carries the promise of later pleasures. “You look beautiful,” Sam tells her. “Thank God you’re home,” Sharon responds. That night, after the kids are asleep, they share a loving, intimate evening, full of good conversation and even better sex. If this sounds like your marriage, congratulations! You’re a rare bird — some would say practically extinct! — in the go-go-go, stressed-out, maxed-out reality that is the United States in 2009. Read the article 

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Darling, this baby is coming between us
Written by Adriana Barton, Globe and Mail   
Tuesday, 02 June 2009 16:00
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  One's enough, thank you. Having children is supposed to bring couples closer together, but a new study supports the notion that baby drives them apart and many families call it quits at one. Read the article
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What makes us happy?
Written by Joshua Wolf Shenk, the Atlantic   
Saturday, 07 July 2007 01:54
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Is there a formula—some mix of love, work, and psychological adaptation—for a good life? For 72 years, researchers at Harvard have been examining this question, following 268 men who entered college in the late 1930s through war, career, marriage and divorce, parenthood and grandparenthood, and old age. Here, for the first time, a journalist gains access to the archive of one of the most comprehensive longitudinal studies in history. Its contents, as much literature as science, offer profound insight into the human condition—and into the brilliant, complex mind of the study’s longtime director, George Vaillant. Read the article 
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How Not to Talk to Your Kids
Written by Po Bronson, New York Magazine   
Sunday, 11 February 2007 16:00
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What do we make of a boy like Thomas?
Thomas (his middle name) is a fifth-grader at the highly competitive P.S. 334, the Anderson School on West 84th. Slim as they get, Thomas recently had his long sandy-blond hair cut short to look like the new James Bond (he took a photo of Daniel Craig to the barber). Unlike Bond, he prefers a uniform of cargo pants and a T-shirt emblazoned with a photo of one of his heroes: Frank Zappa. Thomas hangs out with five friends from the Anderson School. They are “the smart kids.” Thomas’s one of them, and he likes belonging. Read the article
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