Jessica Hische for The New York Times
Here are a few things from around the web that may interest you:
You’ve Canceled the Wedding, Now the Aftermath
In a Facebook study of status updates from 65,000 participants over a two-year period, researchers discovered that, “Women’s writing largely reflected compassion and politeness compared with men, who were hostile and impersonal.” Additionally:
Women were more likely to discuss family and social life, relying on words that described positive emotions, such as ‘love,’ and intensive adverbs, such as ‘sooo,’ ‘sooooo’ and ‘ridiculously.’ Men more frequently discussed topics related to money or work, and favored words tied to politics, sports, competition and activities, such as shooting guns or playing video games. Men commonly used words such as ‘freedom,’ ‘liberty,’ ‘win,’ ‘lose,’ ‘battle’ and ‘enemy.’ The differences were interpreted as reflecting a male tendency toward objects and impersonal topics and a female tendency toward psychological and social processes.
Apparently, Men Feel Heartbreak Harder Than Women? Not sure how you’d quantify that, but ok.
How my job talking women out of abortions made me pro-choice
This article, How Co-Sleeping Ruined My Marriage, was sent by a DW reader who said:
This popped up on my Facebook I think as clickbait spam, but I found it to be so interesting. I have been married for four years and I am six months pregnant with our first child. On the surface, the article is about differing opinions regarding co-sleeping, but to me it spoke to so much more!
My husband and I did all the right things (I think) before getting married. We made sure we were comparable in all the usual ways: lifestyle choices, finances, thoughts on children. We waited to have a baby until we felt emotionally and financially ready and yet what this article said to me was that there are possibly things that are going to creep in your marriage that you don’t even know to check compatibility on — that until the situation presents itself, you don’t even know what side of the fence you or your spouse will be.
This article sparked great conversation between my husband and me. Not about specific issues (though we do have the same thoughts about co-sleeping), more about if the day came where we were on completely opposite sides of the fence, how would work to move forward in a way that brought strength to our marriage.
Thank you to those who submitted links for me to include. If you see something around the web you think DW readers would appreciate, please send me a link to firstname.lastname@example.org and if it’s a fit, I’ll include it in Friday’s round-up. Thanks!
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