'Fortysomethings' turning their back on marriage

A study of official figures appears to show that middle aged people living in the UK are turning their back on marriage faster than any other generation. The number of people over 40 in England and Wales living with a partner outside marriage has risen by over 70 per cent in just ten years, in […]

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The stigma of divorce remains strong

A recent study has found that couples who divorce still feel a sense of shame and failure. The study found that this sense of failure is still felt by many couples, even in this age of ‘fault-free’ divorces and marriage pre-nup agreements. In research carried out for Slater and Gordon, nearly a third of people […]

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Women having careers could be the secret of a happy marriage

According to a recent study involving four thousand couples in the UK, in couples where the female partner is the main breadwinner, there is less likelihood of divorce in comparison to ‘traditional’ households. The study was published in the journal Sociology and contrary to the traditional view that families would be undermined by women having […]

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Data helps to shed light on the likelihood of divorce

Speculation as to the number of marriages that end in divorce has long been commonplace. The Office for National Statistics website shows data on divorce which estimates that 42% of marriages in England and Wales end in divorce, based on figures for 2012. So what are the latest statistics behind divorce rates? The Office for […]

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