Top Ten Key Facts on Marriage
In the first five years of Marriage Foundation we have focused on establishing the reality of family stability and instability: what actually happens to couples and their children, who stays together and who splits up. This is transforming the debate about marriage which, previously, had been obscured by myths and misconceptions.
Family breakdown is a serious cause for concern
Children suffer greatly from family breakdown
‘Mend it don’t end it!’ Relationships are salvageable
Only 9 per cent of couples who break up have a high conflict relationship – ie, arguing a lot – a year prior to splitting. 60 per cent of couples are both happy and not quarrelling a year prior to splitting.