In other words, couples may be particularly likely to benefit from a regular date night if they use it as an opportunity to do more than that old standby: dinner and a movie."Taking time for your relationship – whether outside the home or inside the home – is good for your relationship health," said report co-author W.
Bradford Wilcox, director of the National Marriage Project and an associate professor of sociology in U. "This isn't rocket science, but it's an important reminder."The report is co-authored by Jeffrey Dew, a faculty fellow at the National Marriage Project and an assistant professor of family, consumer and human development at Utah State University."Couple time" seems to be particularly valuable, the report finds, for couples who are less integrated into the local civic or religious fabric of their communities or for those less committed to one another.
Further research is needed that focuses on date nights in particular, Wilcox said.
But if date nights offer the same benefits as couple time, then recent grassroots efforts to promote date nights around the nation – from the "Date Night Challenge" in Palm Beach, Fla., to "Yelp's Date Night Chicago" to "The Great Date Night" in Chattanooga, Tenn.
– may also foster higher-quality relationships and lower divorce rates in their sponsoring communities.
The National Marriage Project, founded in 1997 at Rutgers University, is a nonpartisan, nonsectarian and interdisciplinary initiative now located at the University of Virginia.
Reconciliation also destroys any grounds for divorce based on the earlier separation or desertion.
Between 20, around 4,500 children under the age of 18 got married in the state of Virginia.
Of these girls, more than 200 of them were aged 15 or under.
Last week, the authorities in the state introduced new legislation that updated rules that had until then made it legal for girls aged 12 or 13 to get married if they had parental consent and were pregnant.
Va., its publications include the annual "State of Our Unions" report.
"Separation" in Virginia, also known as "living apart," occurs when a couple stops living together as husband and wife.
These couples may be especially likely to view their marriage according to a "soul-mate" model of married life that sees marriage as primarily an expression of romantic love, or to depend heavily upon their spouse for emotional support, given their relative social disengagement, Wilcox said.