Why are so few Black women married in America?

Oct 6, 2020
In this book excerpt, Dianne Stewart writes about the costs facing Black women with incarcerated partners.
Dianne Stewart, the author of “Black Women, Black Love: America’s War on African-American Marriage."
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The business of dealing with China's cheating husbands

May 28, 2018
Scorned wives can pay experts tens of thousands of dollars to make their husband's mistresses break off the affair.
A man uses his mobile phone for messaging in an underpass in Beijing 20 July 2004.
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China's "professional" pick-up artists

May 22, 2018
Services promise men can get women even if they're not tall, handsome or rich.
Dating expert Cheng Zhen talks with three of his fans who caught the bullet train just to see him.
Jennifer Pak/Marketplace

A Baltimore program tries to help unmarried couples with children build more stable relationships

Dec 12, 2017
There's a marriage divide in the US that's leaving many working-class and poor kids "doubly disadvantaged," a researcher says.
Tanisha Asamu (left) and Robert Johnson pick up their kids after a relationship class at Baltimore's Center for Urban Families.
Amy Scott/Marketplace

What corporate bankruptcy can teach us about morality

Jun 27, 2017
'The Wisdom of Finance' aims to discover the humanity at the heart of high finance.
Greek tragedies — like that of, say, Orestes — can teach us a lot about bankruptcy.
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Why do welfare funds go to marriage counseling?

May 31, 2016
Our new podcast, "The Uncertain Hour" looks at the sometimes surprising places welfare cash ends up.
Instructors Cynthia Rayford and Scott Roby conduct a marriage counseling class in Oklahoma. 
Krissy Clark

Honey, I shrank our bank account (and didn't tell you)

Feb 3, 2016
Some 13 million Americans hide an account from their spouse or partner.
Some 13 million Americans hide an account from their spouse or partner.
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The Transaction: The Bar Tab

Oct 9, 2015
Two strangers, a bathroom emergency and an unpaid bar tab.