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Marriage health check recommended for older couples

March 24, 2013 0 comments

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Older couples should reassess their relationship as they approach retirement, Relate has claimed. In a new survey of over 50s, conducted by for the relationships advisors by Ipsos MORI, a happy relationship came second only to good health in a list of the most important factors in a relationship. In addition, 91 per cent of…

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US family lawyers contemplate huge divorce settlement

March 23, 2013 1 comment

The wife of one of the wealthiest businessmen in the United States is facing a substantial divorce settlement, Reuters reports. Sue Ann Hamm is the second wife of Harold G Hamm, the 67 year-old founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Resources, a major oil firm based in Oklahoma City. With an estimated net…

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Women who marry after 30 earn more, study claims

March 22, 2013 3 comments

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Educated women who marry after 30 are earn an average of 56 per cent more than their younger siblings, a study has claimed. By contrast, men who marry in their 20s have higher incomes than older husbands – regardless of their education. According to the study, entitled Knot Yet: The Benefits and Costs of Delayed…

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Reality TV star Kim Kardashian claims she loved Kris Humphries

March 22, 2013 0 comments

TV personality Kim Kardashian has testified under oath that she loved estranged husband Kris Humphries when he proposed in May 2011. According to a report on celebrity site TMZ, the 32 year-old socialite gave a lengthy deposition (legal statement) under oath earlier this week as she continues her efforts to divorce the basketball player. She…

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Children benefit from same sex marriage, doctors claim

March 22, 2013 5 comments

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Gay marriage is good for children with same sex parents, the American Academy of Pediatrics has claimed. In a newly published policy statement, the organisation states: “If a child has two living and capable parents who choose to create a permanent bond by way of civil marriage, it is in the best interest of their…

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Playwright Alan Bennett discusses gay marriage

March 22, 2013 1 comment

Playwright and author Alan Bennett has called the recent political furore caused by gay marriage “…a storm in a teacup”. In a recent Radio Times interview Bennett, who is in a civil partnership with magazine editor Rupert Thomas, said: “I couldn’t understand what all the fuss was about over gay marriage. I haven’t met anyone…

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