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How do couples make their love last?

Over 5,000 people have revealed how they are keeping their relationships happy and healthy, as part of a major two-year study into modern couples funded by the Economic & Social Research Council.

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Half a million silent on domestic abuse

As the service pioneers a new scheme that has identified a shocking number of hidden victims of domestic abuse in England and Wales, Citizens Advice finds that some victims are failing to gain access to legal aid because they are being let down by the system.

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Marriage and Divorce in Australia

In 2012, there were 123,244 marriages registered and 49,917 divorces granted in Australia, according to recent figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Both of these figures represent an increase over the numbers reported in 2011.

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England could soon see first same sex wedding

Women and Equalities Minister Maria Miller has announced that the first same sex weddings in England and Wales will be able to take place from Saturday 29th March 2014.

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Charity warns of crisis in domestic violence services

Women’s Aid, the English domestic violence charity, is declaring a state of crisis in domestic violence services, as the charity’s Annual Survey reveals shocking gaps in funding and provision for women experiencing domestic violence.

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Clare's Law to become a national scheme

A scheme allowing police to disclose to individuals details of their partners’ abusive pasts will be extended to police forces across England and Wales from March 2014, Home Secretary Theresa May has announced.

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Is heavy drinking bad for marriage?

A recent study from America has found that marriages where one partner is a heavy drinker are much more likely to end in divorce than other marriages.

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Domestic violence is not a ‘life choice’

Domestic violence charity Women’s Aid has challenged statements made by Michael Gove in a speech on reforms to social care, which the charity says imply that domestic violence is a ‘life choice’ that women should take responsibility for.

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Increase in prenuptial agreements

A clear majority of 63% of divorce attorneys cited an increase in prenuptial agreements during the past three years in a recent survey of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyer (AAML) members.

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Family structure in the UK

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released a bulletin giving annual statistics on family structure in the UK.

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