“The divorce rate today — 3.6 divorces per one thousand couples per year — is at its lowest level since 1970… For marriages that occurred in the 1950s through the 1970s, the figures clearly show that the probability of divorce before […]
Trust is fundmental in a committed relationship. Without it, people can’t be sure that their partner is really there for them. Most of us believe that trust is an idea, a belief, but trust is really an action. We trust because […]
Join BBC Radio 4’s John Humphrys for a Sunday Times/Marriage Foundation debate on whether there is a difference between marriage and cohabitation.
The Marriage Foundation and the Sunday Times are jointly hosting a debate in January entitled, “Is there a difference between marriage and cohabitation: should all cohabiting couples be treated the same?”. The debate will be chaired by John Humphrys from BBC Radio […]
Sir James Munby, president of the High Court Family Division and the most senior family judge in England and Wales wants the law to be changed so that cohabiting couples have similar legal protections to married couples. It’s a reform that […]
1. Living together is no guarantee of commitment. A study by Pollard and Harris (2013) found that 41% of cohabiting men were not ‘completely committed’ to their live-in girlfriends. 2. That’s hardly surprising if you consider that cohabitation provides men with […]
The Relationship Between Intimacy and Memory. A new study reveals that intimate couples develop interconnected memory systems which compensate for cognitive decline in later life.
Up to 30% of older individuals who appear cognitively healthy and retain their mental and memory capacities actually have significant neural signs of dementia (Morris et al., 2004; Pike et al., 2007). Similarly, brain pathology is not always consistent with clinical signs […]
Today, Relate and Relationships Scotland publishes The Way We Are Now, a major study of the UK’s couple, family, friend, and work relationships. The study presents the results of a representative survey of over 5,000 people across the UK and 250 Relate and Relationships Scotland […]
This morning’s Desert Island discs featured the amazing Sir Michael Marmot, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health and Director of the Institute of Health Equity at University College London. Marmot specialises in what are known as the social determinants of health: […]
Cohabiting couples should be wary of government advice to make legal agreements, says new LSE research. Government initiatives to persuade cohabiting couples to make legal agreements about asset redistribution on separation are ineffective and could actually damage relationships, according to new research […]
A third of British couples get less than 30 minutes quality time together each day, it has been found. The findings emerged in a poll of 2,000 people, and shows that despite being in a committed relationship, couples are spending just […]