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Rise in Divorce Rates Amongst the Over 60s in Scotland

The BBC recently reported that the number of divorces in England and Wales has been falling since the 1990s. However, one age group which has seen a rise in divorce rates is the over 60s. Indeed, the Office for National Statistics noted that there has been a rise of 73% in the number of divorces in this group over the past 25 years.

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Couple divorces over too many cats

A couple from Israel have divorced after the wife refused to get rid of her 550 cats, reports the Times of Israel.

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Divorced couples regret not having a prenuptial agreement

As wedding season kicks into high gear, a new survey from America has revealed the importance of pre-marriage financial discussions and prenuptial agreements.

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Separation and divorce in America

A recent study from America into relationship breakdown and separation has found that 79% of couples who separate will eventually go on to divorce, reports USA Today.

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Having children can affect relationships

A recent survey by website Netmums has found that having children can put relationships under strain.

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How to have a civilised divorce

Debretts, the manners and social etiquette guru, has teamed up with a legal firm to publish a 'Guide to civilised separation,' reports the Daily Mail.

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Relationship breakdown peak expected in January

The English support organisation Family Lives is anticipating a surge in demand for its services from families going through separation or divorce, as the organisation’s new Divorce & Separation report highlights that couples are more likely to separate in January.

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Christmas a stressful time for families

A recent survey has found that the festive period can place additional financial and emotional strain on families already struggling to cope with their financial situation. 

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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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Unemployed men more likely to divorce

A recent research project has revealed that men who lose their jobs are more likely to get divorced than men who are in employment, reports the Telegraph.

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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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Oscars aren't good for relationships

Researchers from Canada and the US have claimed that winning a Best Actress Oscar could actually be bad news, at least as far as the actress' personal life is concerned.

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