Monday, September 28, 2009

Anniversary and research

P and I celebrated our first anniversary last week while camping in the Southwest.

It was a fun week, particularly since I'd been working in Texas for over a month so we hadn't seen each other since early August!

In other news, I got an email today from a grad student looking for engaged couples to participate in a research study. I'm not totally sure what the study is about, but I thought I'd help her out an pass along the message. If anyone contacts her and it ends up being something totally crazy, let me know and I'll pull this.

"Engaged volunteers needed!

I am looking for volunteers for a study of attitudes towards marriage and parenthood among engaged couples. The study consists of a 25-30 minute online survey. To qualify for the study, you must be 20-35 years old, live in the U.S., and plan to marry or have a commitment ceremony within the next 365 days. You and your romantic partner must not have children, and this must be the first marriage for both of you.

You can:

-Help a doctoral candidate;

-Increase the pool of scientific knowledge;

-Support research on marriage and families; and

-Spend some time thinking about your relationship!

I am working with Dr. Charlotte J. Patterson, a Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia. This study has been approved by the University of Virginia Institutional Review Board #2009025800.

If you and/or your romantic partner are interested in participating or want further information, please email me at I will send you a link that you can use to access the study.


Cristina Reitz-Krueger

Doctoral Student

University of Virginia

(434) 243-8558"


The Marry Melodies said...

Happy Anniversary!! : )

Couples said...

Thank you for posting this! I really appreciate it. :)

Kristin said...

What a neat idea for a blog! I loved the photos. And happy anniversary! : )

miss fancy pants said...

Really good concept!

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