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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Does men’s inability to change fuel divorce?

November 4, 2017 22 comments

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Women ask for divorce more than men. This is as close to an absolute fact as you can get when dealing with the tricky subject of human relationships. More than an anecdotal observation, we have statistics which prove this is the case. In the latest set of divorce figures published by the Office for National…

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Divorced women miss out on £5bn in pensions

November 1, 2017 1 comment

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Divorced women in the UK could be missing out on as much as £5 billion in pensions every year. In a survey of more than 10,000 people, more than half of married people said they would fight for their fair share of any jointly-owned property in the event of a divorce. More than a third…

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Women lose interest in sex after one year

September 17, 2017 4 comments

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After just one year in a relationship, women lose interest in having sex with their partner. This claim was made by researchers at Southampton University. They arrived at this after conducting a survey of 6,669 women and 4,839 men between the ages of 16 and 74. While they found that an interest in sex declines…

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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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Thailand offers women foreign marriage classes

August 30, 2017 0 comments

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The Thai government is now offering classes to women who want to marry a foreign spouse and move abroad. These courses will be offered by the country’s Social Development Ministry and comes in response to a growing acceptance of interracial marriage in Thailand. As a result, some women see such unions as an opportunity to…

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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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