Violence and commitment a study of dating couples
In this present resource paper the NCCB Committee on Marriage and Family builds upon the foundation provided by This paper is neither an official statement of the Committee on Marriage and Family nor of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.
It does not offer formal recommendations for action.
‘The mental health bonus for women may be due to a greater emphasis on the importance of the relationship in women.’The advantages keep growing over time, with studies followed up for 30 years showing longer relationships are linked to better mental health.
The difference in mortality rates in favour of marriage also increases with age, said Dr Gallacher.
Finally, in the course of preparing this report, the Committee on Pastoral Practices and Bishop David E.
Fellhauer, chairman of the Committee on Canonical Affairs reviewed and recommended changes in the text. Empirical Information About Cohabitation and Marriage Those couples who are in a cohabiting relationship and who come to the Church for marriage preparation represent only a percentage of the total cohabiting population.
Nonetheless, to understand and respond to them one must appreciate some aspects of the broader phenomenon of cohabitation.
And the longer a marriage lasts the more the rewards accumulate – the only catch being that the relationship has to be loving and supportive.
John Gallacher, a Cardiff University academic who reviewed the European studies, said the happily married were more likely to eat healthily, have more friends and take better care of each other.‘Marriage and other forms of partnership can be placed along a sliding scale of commitment, with greater commitment conferring greater benefit,’ he added.‘That marriage generally indicates a deeper commitment might explain why marriage is associated with better mental health outcomes than cohabiting. The most widely accepted explanation is that being in a committed relationship means better social support is available.Copyright 1999 United States Catholic Conference, Inc, Washington, D. Cohabitation, in a commonly understood sense, means living together in a sexual relationship without marriage.