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Parents urge children to wait to get married

A recent study has found that parents and their children have differing opinions on when is the right time to get married.

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Thirty is the ‘ideal age’ for marriage

A majority (53%) of British women think the ideal time to get married is between the ages of 25 and 29, according to a YouGov poll.

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First forced marriage order

The first protection order has been issued in Scotland to protect a victim of forced marriage.

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Modern women no longer 'marrying up'

British women and men are choosing to marry partners who are increasingly from the same social class as themselves, despite modern society offering them more choice than ever before, according to new research by the think tank IPPR. The new analysis is part of an on-going IPPR project on how women’s aspirations have changed across different generations.

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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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Secrets to a happy marriage

Taking two holidays a year, having a meaningful conversation twice a week and cuddling eleven times in a fortnight are key to a happy marriage, it has been revealed.

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Forced marriage law introduced

Victims of forced marriage in Scotland will benefit from greater protection now that the Forced Marriage (Protection and Jurisdiction) (Scotland) Act 2011 has come into force.

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Brits admit to hiding money from partners

Fifteen per cent of Britons over the age of 40 and living with their partner choose to keep some or all of their savings hidden from their other halves, according to recent research.

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Economy influenced by family structure

Trends in marriage and family structure pose long-term risks to the financial and fiscal health of the world's wealthiest nations and are implicated in the recent global economic slowdown, according to a new report from America.

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Think-tank calls for tax breaks for marriage

A recent survey from independent think-tank, the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), has found that around two-thirds of those surveyed support the idea of tax breaks for marriage. 

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Latest statistics on civil partnerships and marriage

The Registrar General for Scotland has published provisional figures for births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships registered during the second quarter of 2011.

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Weight gain affected by marital transitions

Researchers at Ohio State University have conducted a study into the effects that marital transitions, such as marriage or divorce, can have on a couple's weight gain.

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Women want financial independence in a relationship

Nearly half of single working women are more likely to say yes to a marriage proposal than a joint bank account with their boyfriend, according to a recent report.

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Marriage does not improve children’s development

The Government has previously expressed support for the idea of supporting marriage through the tax system. Among the possible rationales for such a policy is a belief that having married parents, as opposed to cohabiting parents, improves children’s cognitive or social development.

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Marriages, civil partnerships and other vital events

The Registrar General for Scotland has published provisional figures for births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships registered during the first quarter of 2011.

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CSJ criticises the Government's record on supporting marriage

A new report from the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), an independent think-tank, has criticised the Government's record on supporting marriage and its efforts to reverse high and damaging levels of family breakdown.

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OECD publishes family well-being report

Poverty in households with children is rising in nearly all Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. Governments should ensure that family support policies protect the most vulnerable, according to the OECD’s first-ever report on family well-being.

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Family breakdowns on the rise in Britain

Britain’s levels of births outside marriage are at the highest point for at least 200 years, according to a major new study of the history of the family from the independent think-tank, Centre for Social Justice (CSJ). Cohabitation levels have also soared from under 5% pre-1945 to 90% today.

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Survey finds couples happier in the country

A recent survey has revealed that couples living in the countryside have happier and healthier marriages or relationships than those living in the city, and are less likely to have a divorce or other relationship breakdown, reports the Telegraph.

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Foreign locations popular for marriage proposals

The Scotsman newspaper reports on a recent survey which has revealed that around 40% of men contemplating marriage are choosing to go on a foreign holiday to propose to their girlfriends.

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