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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

Can open marriages work?

(Image: BBC Essex) A married couple from Essex, Debbie and Tony Dowsett, say they go away on dates, have sex and go away with other …

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Well done, Chancellor!

On page 80 of today’s budget red book, Chancellor Philip Hammond announced his intention to relax the rules about where couples can get married, specifically aimed …

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Living together before getting married: Should you buy before you try?

It sounds like common sense. Live with somebody for a while and you’ll find out properly if you’re a good match for a life together. …

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Why advocates of marriage have nothing to fear from no-fault divorce

(image copyright The Times) The Times and Marriage Foundation will be hosting a top-level debate “Is it time to reform our divorce laws?” at 1830 …

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Why cohabiting couples should not get the same rights as married couples

(photo credit BBC) It’s a situation that I wouldn’t wish on anyone. After 23 years and four children together, Siobhan McLaughlin’s partner died leaving her to …

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Mummy’s boys and Daddy’s girls: Teenage mental health

Our growing mental health crisis is often presented as a recent problem. Too much social media . Too much exam pressure. Casting blame on factors …

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