Should you stay together in an unhappy marriage?

After eight years of marriage, Harry and Kate Benson stood on the brink of divorce. They had done the classic thing of growing apart. What Mums Want (And Dads Need To Know) is for all the Harrys and Kates who needn’t get in the mess they did.   Almost exactly twenty two years ago, I got home […]

For better, for worse: staying in an unhappy marriage could be the best thing you do

With rates of family breakdown at an all-time high in the UK, new research shows unhappiness in a marriage is often just a short-term and fixable problem New Marriage Foundation research reveals the majority of couples who are unhappy when their first child is born are happy ten years later if they stay together. Of […]

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UK families among most unstable in the developed world

The United Kingdom has among the highest rates of family instability in the developed world, a study by an international group of academics has found. Three in five (62 per cent) British children born to unmarried parents living together experience family breakdown before they hit their teens. In contrast, only 45 per cent of American […]

What Mums Want (And Dads Need To Know)

Marriage Week runs from 7-14 February. Here our Research Director Harry Benson tells the story of how his marriage went badly wrong, and what happened to turn it around. What Mums Want (And Dads Need To Know) by Harry and Kate Benson is out now!  We did the classic thing of growing apart. The first […]