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Lots of interesting articles by our team about marriage and commitment, family policy, our research findings and other marriage-related stuff

Enter civil partnerships

From new year’s eve, heterosexual couples will have the same opportunity to formalise their relationship as same sex couples through either civil partnership or marriage. …

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Seven Secrets of a Highly Successful Christmas!

For some, Christmas might seem like a piece of cake. For others, it is more like a cold turkey. We expect a perfect Christmas that …

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Half of today’s newlyweds will celebrate their ruby anniversary together

The average marriage can now expect to last 40 years, before ending in either divorce or death, according to our new analysis, reported in the …

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Falling divorce rates mean more intact families, new ONS stats show

Falling divorce means more intact families, says Harry Benson, Research Director for Marriage Foundation New ONS Families and Household data for 2019 are released today …

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Should you live together before you get married?

(Image by Niek Verlaan from Pixabay) Fiona Wade, an actress from the TV soap Emmerdale, got married last week. Nothing remarkable about that, except that she and …

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In one earner families with young children, 90% of the time it’s still dad that works and mum that stays at home

New data from the Office of National Statistics shows that three quarters of all mums work. However what the data also reveals is that when …

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