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Cathy Meyer

Want to Save Your Marriage? Try Catching a Few Baseball Games.

By April 29, 2009

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Want to save your marriage? Instead of spending money on marriage counseling or forking out big bucks to a divorce attorney, try buying season tickets and take each other out to the ball game.

According to a study by the University of Denver Center for Marital and Family Studies living in a city with a major league baseball team may reduce the chance of couples divorcing. It seems that cities with major league baseball teams have a 28% lower divorce rate.

Howard Markman, director of the Center for Marital and Family Studies at the University of Denver says that one of the theories behind the divorce rate reduction is the fun of watching a ball game. According to Professor Markman, "Going to a baseball game and not talking about relationship issues, but rather having fun and talking as friends is one of the ways to protect and preserve love,"

Throw in some peanuts and crackerjacks and who knows, you may hit a home run and live happily ever after. It has to beat sitting at home and rhubarbing.

May 29, 2009 at 9:37 pm
(1) Diane says:

When I read this honestly I think this is bull. Yet ironically my ex was given gifts and a major baseball game was one of them. I wasn’t the one who took him out to the ballgame, hence, we are divorced and he’s still wearing the Yankee shirt n jacket. No bull. On a serious and sad note we, as a family only went to one game in 20 years. I do agree families need to go out together so why not make it an outdoor event such as a game.

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