Unequal parental leave can strain relationships

July 5, 2017 0 comments

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Couples who do not share parental leave equally can experience strain in their relationships. Researchers from Stockholm University in Sweden found that fathers who were unsatisfied with the amount of time they spent with their children were more likely to leave their partner than those who felt they had had adequate family time. Sweden has…

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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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Peak fertility increases satisfaction with ‘manly’ husbands

May 18, 2017 1 comment

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Women feel more satisfied with masculine husbands when they are at their most fertile. Psychologist Andrea L. Meltzer made this claim following her study of 70 newly married couples. Each relationship represented the first marriage for both spouses involved. She asked the participants to fill out a questionnaire every evening for 14 days. Wives were…

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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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Civil partnerships for all backed by majority

April 24, 2017 1 comment

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A majority of British people now support the extension of civil patrnerships to all couples regardless of gender, new polling suggests. Polling firm Populus surveyed a representative sample of 2,000 British adults aged over 18. A full 57 per cent – or three in five – agreed with the statement that the government should “allow…

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Travelling for work ‘improves relationships’

April 19, 2017 1 comment

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People who travel a lot for work believe it actually improves their relationships at home. In a survey of 2,000 Britons whose jobs involve regular trips abroad almost two thirds – 62 per cent – claimed their schedule was beneficial to their relationship. Meanwhile 72 per cent believed that being away from home for extended…

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Children ‘should be taught about LGBT issues’

April 18, 2017 8 comments

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Children of all ages should be taught about issues involving the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, teachers have said. The National Union of Teachers’ (NUT) annual conference was held in Cardiff over the Easter weekend. At this event, the organisation called for lawmakers to include these issues in the Sex and Relationships Education…

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