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truth, relationships, and behaviour.

# The overwhelming majority (96%) admit to lying.

# Almost half (45%) of the 5,000 questioned told the researchers for That's Life! magazine they tell lies most days.

# Half of all women would lie to their husbands or partners to keep their relationship going if they became pregnant by another man, a survey said today.

# Figures showed one woman in two would not tell her man that the baby she was carrying was not his - if she wanted to stay with him.

# They also said four out of ten (42%) would lie about contraception in order to get pregnant, in spite of the wishes of their partner.

# Eight out of ten women (83%) admit to telling "big, life-changing lies", with 13% saying they do so frequently.

# Partners (70%) are most likely to be lied to by women, with friends (65%), parents (64%), customers and clients (58%) and bosses (57%) also being deceived.

# Six out of ten (57%) admitted to stealing something, while one in four had taken from their parents. A quarter (23%) would "sneak a bottle or two" home if they were invited to a party by a well-off friend.

# Half (49%) would "kiss and tell" to the media for £25,000 if they had a one-night stand with a celebrity, and 38% say they would marry purely for money. 23% would allow their man to sleep with another woman for £50,000.

# Meanwhile, some 79% have got drunk at the office Christmas party, while a third admit to "getting off with someone they don't fancy" and 5% have ended up having sex with the boss.

# An alarming 31% of all women say they would not tell a future partner if they had a sexual disease. This rises for 65% for single women.

# Nearly half (46%) fake orgasms and more than half (55%) claim they are tired, have a headache, or feel ill to "get out of lovemaking".

# A fifth of women with a long-term partner (19%) say they have cheated on him by having an affair, while 30% of all women have had an affair with a married man.

# Most women (68%) do not trust their partner.

Courtesy:  http://www.nomarriage.com/article_statistics.html

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Research probes toll of marital stress

A slew of new research during the past few years shows that marital stress can play a significant role in a person's overall health -- increasing risk for everything from chronic pain to a heart attack. A low-stress marriage can even increase survival chances when a health problem strikes.

While it's long been known that people who are married tend to be healthier and live longer than unmarried people, scientists are increasingly turning their attention to whether the quality of the marriage matters. Some of the resulting studies have shown that the risk of a bad marriage is as strong as other medical risks. Among patients who suffered congestive heart failure, those with good marriages were more likely to survive. One study linked marital distress to dangerous thickening of the heart wall, just like smoking.

And while we've long known that stress is a major risk factor for many health problems, marital stress appears to be a bigger hazard than other types of stress simply because it's so personal.

"You can't escape marital stress the way you can other types of stress," says Annmarie Cano, assistant

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