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Finances causing rifts for American couples

Financial matters are the most common source of discord among American couples, prompting an average of three arguments per month, according to a national telephone survey conducted for the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) by Harris Interactive.

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Should the ring be returned after a broken engagement?

American legal advice website, Findlaw.com, offers advice for couples who have just ended an engagement on the difficult question of whether the engagement ring should be returned. According to the website, with an estimated 15 - 20% of engagements broken off annually, it's a question that's more common than people might think.

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More children born outwith marriage

Recent research from America by the National Center for Health Statistics has found that there has been an increase in the number of children born outside marriage across American women of all age groups.

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A missed chance to tackle family breakdown

The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) has given its verdict on the Budget, and comments that whilst it welcomes the removal of the ‘cliff edge’ from the proposed child benefit reforms, there remains a fundamental flaw within the Government’s plans that could threaten a new wave of family instability and breakdown.

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Singles in America study

Match.com, the online dating site, has released findings from its second annual Singles in America study.

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Married or cohabiting couples look to partners for emotional support

A recent survey has found that nine out of ten people who are married or in a cohabiting relationship would turn to their partner when they felt in need of emotional support.

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Young couples avoid marriage because they fear divorce

With the share of married adults at an all-time low in the United States, new research has unveiled clues why couples don’t get married – they fear divorce.

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