Perception of high spending causes marriage problems

August 23, 2017 0 comments

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If someone believes their spouse spends too much it is likely to cause rows and tension, even if that belief is not true. Husbands are more likely to think this of their spouse than wives are, according to a new study by American researchers. As a result, they are more likely to instigate arguments about…

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Coke or Pepsi? Brand preferences affect relationships

August 15, 2017 0 comments

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Do you prefer Coca Cola or Pepsi? Are you more partial to iPhones or Androids? Do you prefer McDonald’s or Burger King? These questions may seem trivial, but a new study suggests that if you and your partner answer differently it could make you feel less happy in your relationship. Researchers in the United States…

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Britons stay in bad relationships for home ownership

August 1, 2017 2 comments

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Almost two million British adults have stayed with a partner they are not happy with in order to remain a homeowner. This figure came from a recent study, which also suggested that around seven per cent of UK adults will be in an unhappy relationship for this reason. Additionally, 11 per cent of Britons who…

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Baby Boomers ‘have more affairs’

July 6, 2017 1 comment

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People over 55 are more likely to be unfaithful to their partner than younger people. A professor at the University of Utah made this claim after his analysis of the General Social Survey, which collects from across the United States over a long period of time to identify shifting trends in American life. Nicholas Wolfinger’s…

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What counts as infidelity?

June 27, 2017 2 comments

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Men and women have different views on what exactly constitutes infidelity, according to a new survey. While 91 per cent of women believe that a passionate kiss with someone other than a partner counts as being unfaithful, as many as one in five men do not share this opinion. This disparity was identified by relationship…

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Puppy pictures key to happier marriage?

June 22, 2017 1 comment

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Looking at pictures of puppies, kittens and other cute animals makes marriages happier, a new study has suggested. Academics from Florida State University have found that creating a “positive association” between spouses helped the couples’ attitudes towards each other. In this study, the effect was created by showing married people photos of cute animals alongside…

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Charities launch ‘relationship manifesto’

May 11, 2017 0 comments

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Four relationship charities have published a manifesto demanding that whoever wins the upcoming general election boosts support for couples and families. Relate, OnePlusOne, Tavistock Relationships, and Marriage Care have formed the ‘Relationship Alliance’ and set out several key proposals for the government after 8 June. These include the creation of a new cabinet position: a…

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May to September: older wives & younger husbands

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May 10, 2017 3 comments

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So, félicitations are due to French politican Emmanual Macron, who has managed the remarkable feat of becoming President Elect after forming his own centre-left political party, En Marche!, as recently as April last year. (Take note, British politics!) The 39 year-old former investment banker will become the youngest ever Président de la République française on…

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Woman swallows money in fight with husband

May 6, 2017 2 comments

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A Colombian woman has been admitted to hospital after swallowing thousands of dollars during an argument with her husband. The 28 year-old woman from the north-eastern town of Piedecuesta swallowed several rolls of American 100 dollar bills which added up to around $7,000 (£5,428). She had reportedly sold various electrical household items in order to…

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