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2/21/07: Alone Together

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By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – Sociologist Paul Amato has some good news for people worried about the health of marriages in America. The divorce rate is leveling off, marital violence is declining and couples are reporting fewer problems. This doesn't mean we're seeing a return to some idealized norm though. Married couples are actually spending less time together - they've got separate friends and they're even taking separate vacations. Amato is coming to Utah this week, and Wednesday he joins Doug for a look at how this adaptable institution is responding to major social changes.

This Friday, February 23rd, the University of Utah's Department of Family and Consumer Studies will host Dr. Paul Amato for a discussion of the book Alone Together. The free lecture will be held at the University's Fine Arts Auditorium and begins at Noon. For more information, click here, or contact the department at 581-7712.

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