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The myth of the ‘good divorce’

November 28th, 2016 by

It all sounds rather sweet and innocent, doesn’t it? “We love each other very much … we are and always will be a family … in many ways we are closer than we have ever been … we are parents first and foremost” These were the words reportedly said by A-list couple Gwyneth Paltrow and […]

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November 22nd, 2016 by

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Does religion help couples stay together?

November 19th, 2016 by

I’m often asked if Christians have lower divorce rates than anyone else. Although I point out that I don’t know of any UK studies on this, evidence from the US is fairly mixed that religion – or ‘religiosity’ as it’s usually called in the academic papers – is linked to higher rates of stability. In […]

Legal rights for cohabiting couples will create more problems than it solves

November 14th, 2016 by

It seems like a no-brainer, doesn’t it. A woman – and in most cases it is a woman – lives with a man for a number of years, sacrifices part or all of career to bring up their children, whereupon he walks out taking all of his earning with him. The children have rights under […]