The couple that eats together …

Marriage Week UK launches today under the banner of a ‘recipe for a happy marriage‘. And so we thought we’d try and find some evidence to see whether it wasn’t just the recipe that made a marriage but the entire meal. With my colleague Professor Steve McKay at the University of Lincoln, we delved into […]

Back to 1969: Lifetime divorce risk is now 35 per cent

It’s one of those assumptions that pops up with alarming regularity. ‘It’s terrible, isn’t it? Marriages are doing so badly. Surely you can’t really think getting married is a good idea?’ I get this a lot in radio interviews. And you probably see it in the newspapers or hear it on the radio or in […]

Do women choose and men decide?

Last month I wrote an article entitled ‘Men who marry are deciders not sliders’, where I showed that almost all of the fall in UK divorce rates since the 1990s is due to fewer wives filing for divorce during the early years of marriage. I proposed that this was because today’s newlywed husbands are more committed. With less […]