Men vs divorce

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December 9, 2017 1 comment

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If divorce rivals bereavement and moving house as one of the most stressful events that life can throw at us, are there any differences in the way men and women respond to this upheaval? The traditional, stereotypical view of divorce went something like this: a devoted, stay-at-home mother is devastated to find that her caddish,…

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11% of teen girls say they’ve seen domestic abuse

November 24, 2017 0 comments

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Eleven per cent of teenage girls aged between 16 and 19 say they have experienced domestic abuse, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has reported, making that age group the one most likely to be targeted. Seven per cent of boys also report abuse, the ONS notes in a new bulletin collating government, Police and…

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Male DV victim reaches settlement after his address revealed

September 25, 2017 2 comments

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An ambassador for a male domestic violence charity has reached an out-of-court settlement with a council which published his address. Ian McNicholl suffered violence a decade ago at the hands of a woman who subsequently received a seven year jail sentence for GBH. Later he informed Hull City Council that he remained in fear for…

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Ending it all: divorce and suicide

September 9, 2017 5 comments

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Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day on Sunday (September 10), the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has summarised its latest statistics on the prevalence of this drastic act. A total of 4,941 people ended their lives in England and Wales last year, the ONS explains, noting that the three demographic groups most at risk are:…

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Domestic violence: charity urges rename of Clare’s Law

August 30, 2017 6 comments

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A male domestic abuse charity has urged that a disclosure scheme known as “Clare’s Law” not be referred to by that name. Officially titled the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, Clare’s Law allows people to find out from the Police if their romantic partner has a history of violence. It was named after Clare Wood, who…

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Hong Kong has man shortage

August 5, 2017 0 comments

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Hong Kong has a growing shortage of men according to new statistics. The Southern Chinese territory and former British colony now has only 852 men for every 1,000 women, with the biggest gap found amongst younger people aged 20-39. This was the central finding Women and Men in Hong Kong Key Statistics, published by the…

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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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Men think about divorce more than women

March 8, 2017 5 comments

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Men are more likely to consider the possibility of divorce than women, new research suggests. In a survey of more than 2,300 people almost a quarter – 24 per cent – of married men claimed they had at least thought about bringing their relationship to an end. By contrast only 11 per cent of married…

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