Older men’s health suffers with wealthier wives

September 24, 2017 2 comments

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Older men’s health suffers if they married a woman who earns more money than they do, a new study indicates. Researchers from Rutgers University in New Jersey found this was especially the case for men born between 1931 and 1941 who would now be in their 70s and 80s. They appeared to have poor overall…

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Indian woman arrested for dowry extortion

September 21, 2017 1 comment

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A 37 year-old homeopath from the central Indian city of Hyderabad has been arrested on charges of filing a false dowry harassment claim against her husband. Dowry is the payment of goods or money by the bride’s family to the husband or his family. It is a traditional practice in India but has been illegal…

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Sharp rise in Israelis blacklisted from marriage

September 19, 2017 0 comments

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The number of Israelis banned from marrying by the rabbinical courts has leapt in recent years according to local campaigners. These traditional raddinical courts govern marriage and divorce in Israel, even amongst non-religious residents. Despite popular support, civil marriage remains unavailable in the Middle East’s most Westernised country. Amongst their powers are compiling lists of…

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Marriage proposal ploughed into field

September 18, 2017 0 comments

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A man in Devon has proposed to his long-time girlfriend by ploughing the words “Marry me” into a field. The couple had been together for ten years when Tom Plume asked her father’s permission to tie the knot. However, the 39 year-old also asked his future father-in-law if he could do so in a very…

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Marriage in America: the education gap widens

September 15, 2017 0 comments

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Education is increasingly becoming a factor in the US marriage rate, new figures suggest. Data from Washington DC-based think tank the Pew Research Center has revealed that only 50 per cent of Americans over the age of 25 with a high school education or less were married in 2016. Meanwhile this rose slightly to 55…

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What is the best age to get married?

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September 13, 2017 3 comments

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In many Western countries, society has shifted further away from the idea that people should get married and have children as soon as possible. Other matters take priority. Perhaps you want to establish yourself in your chosen career. Or maybe you want to travel the world and put a few miles on your soul. It…

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Tunisia pushes for ‘radical’ marriage law changes

September 6, 2017 0 comments

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The Tunisian government is going ahead with plans that would radically change the country’s marriage and inheritance laws. President Beji Caid Essebsi has announced that these changes include allowing women to marry non-Muslims and to give them equal inheritance rights to men. He said it was the government’s duty to “to achieve full equality between…

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Child bride seeks end of underage marriage in UK

September 4, 2017 1 comment

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A girl who was married at 14 has urged the British government to outlaw the practice for 16 and 17 year olds. Born and raised in Afghanistan, the girl was only 13 when her family told her that she had been engaged to a relative of hers who lived in London. She was bitterly opposed…

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Oxford newlyweds in hunt for marriage certificate

September 2, 2017 1 comment

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A newly married couple in Oxford have launched a city-wide hunt after their marriage certificate went missing. The two scout leaders married last Saturday at Queen’s College, Oxford, and were about to fly off to New York for their honeymoon when they were informed about the certificate’s disappearance. The document had been kept in a…

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