The annoying marital conflict of nagging can be as volatile to the union as adultery, according to a recent study. Nagging is defined as the interaction between two people that occurs when one person makes a repeated statement or request that is ignored by the other person.
"Desperate Housewives" star Eva Longoria and San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker announced on Friday that their divorce is final. The stars' three-year marriage was rocked by allegations of infidelity by Parker, which he denies. Longoria cited "irreconcilable differences" when she filed for divorce in November in Texas. The terms of the high-asset divorce were reportedly governed largely by a prenuptial agreement.
According to a survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 80 percent of divorce lawyers report a dramatic increase in the number of cases that use evidence drawn from social media sites like Facebook. A number of high-asset divorce cases, such as that of Eva Longoria and Tony Parker, have included evidence from Facebook.
Luckily, most divorcing couples don't face a fraction of the mayhem involved in a recent case reported by the Associated Press. While the dispute between John and Lynn France -- involving allegations of adultery, bigamy and parental kidnapping -- is in no way common, it does serve to illustrate some growing issues in divorce.