The bank of Mum & Dad just keeps on giving

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June 8, 2018 1 comment

Wooden figures and house

I noticed an article on the BBC website recently on the bank of Mum & Dad starting to feel the pinch when helping their children get on the property ladder. Having blogged about this topic back in 2017, I was interested to read that the average parental contribution is down 17% year-on-year, reduced from £21,600…

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Five things to think about before you end your marriage

June 5, 2018 1 comment

Lady on a chair looking out of the window

Nobody starts a marriage or relationship thinking about divorce or separation. However, any relationship can encounter problems. Some couples work it out, some get stuck and others separate. There is no right or wrong.  Divorce is a personal decision and only you can decide what’s right for you and your family. But before you decide,…

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ONS examines data on partner abuse in the UK

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June 4, 2018 9 comments

Women staring into the camera

The Office for National Statistics (‘ONS’) has, I think for the first time, published an article examining data on ‘partner abuse’ in the UK from the last three years, to help develop insight into which women are most at risk of experiencing abuse by a partner or former partner. Before I look at the article,…

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Less attractive husbands are key to happy relationships

September 19, 2017 0 comments

family law

Relationships are stronger when the man is less attractive than the woman, a new study suggests. Researchers from Florida State University (FSU) and Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, surveyed 113 newlywed couples in their 20s. Each pair had been married less than four months at the time of the study. Full body photographs were…

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