Deserted husband granted divorce after decades

April 4, 2017 0 comments

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The High Court of Hyderabad in central India has granted a man’s request for divorce, on the grounds that his wife had deserted him more than 18 years previously. She had left the couple’s home and refused to come back, he complained. They had married as long ago as 1987. The relationship quickly became strained,…

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Young Americans not marrying

April 4, 2017 3 comments

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The number of young married adults in the United States has dropped dramatically over the course of two generations. Newly published research shows that only 40 per cent of Americans between 25 and 34 years old were married in 2015. By contrast, 68 per cent of the same age group were married in 1980. This…

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More unmarried couples split than married ones in 2016

April 4, 2017 5 comments

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The number of cohabiting couples breaking up has overtaken separation between married couples for the first time, the Marriage Foundation has claimed. The social campaigners analysed the marriage data released by the Office for National Statistics last month, comparing this to previously gathered data. According to the new ONS figures, parents living together without getting…

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Unemployed families to receive relationship support

April 4, 2017 5 comments

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The government has promised to spend millions on relationship support services for unemployed families. Ministers have claimed that this focus is because joblessness creates additional stress and strain within relationships and children can suffer as a result. Work and Pensions Secretary Damian Green told The Guardian that when parents argue their children “pick up tension…

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Demand for 30-hour childcare pilot exceeds expectations

April 4, 2017 0 comments

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The number of parents who want to take advantage of a pilot scheme offering 30 hours of free childcare per week is higher than expected. The scheme is available to parents of three and four year-olds. The pilot is currently running in eight areas before a national roll-out which is expected to begin in September….

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