The 50% divorce myth

Everyone "knows" half of all American marriages end in divorce, and that was indeed the case in the 1970s and 1980s.  But it isn't true today: Despite hand-wringing about the institution of marriage, marriages in this country are stronger today than they have been in a long time. The divorce rate peaked in the 1970s … Continue reading The 50% divorce myth

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Where is Andy’s Dad?

Heavy, dude: Between all the fun characters, the magical nature of the toys, and burning questions like "What is the sex like between Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head?" it's easy to forget that there are human characters in this movie. Namely, the toys' owner, Andy; his little sister, Molly; their mom; and ... wait a … Continue reading Where is Andy’s Dad?

Divorce in 2011

Some new numbers: The number of divorces initiated in Canada last year fell for the second year running, according to Statistics Canada. Around 54,000 divorces were filed in 2010-11 in seven reporting provinces and territories (Nova Scotia, Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, representing 66 per cent of Canada’s population), two-per-cent fewer than … Continue reading Divorce in 2011