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Cohen research aids examination of infidelity and marriage

What if infidelity is a hidden factor helping to stabilize marriages which would otherwise end in divorce?

Grant Hilary Brenner writing for Psychology Today comments on a Pew Research Center report outlining the changing state of marriage in the U.S. Previous research has found that even though America continues to hold traditional beliefs about marriage, new reports have shown that fewer adults are getting married and decide to remain single for longer periods. Faculty Associate Philip Cohen’s findings on divorce rates fallen by 18 percent are relevant to explain that younger generations are waiting longer to marry, taking time to find the correct person to share their lives with and making better decisions about marriage. Thus, according to the Pew report, younger people marry first and foremost for love, with 88 percent of respondents citing love as the main reason they married. 

For more information see the complete Psychology today commentary