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Making Scotland Equally Safe

The Scottish Government has announced the launch of a new strategy that aims to eradicate all forms of violence against women and girls and to create a society where all can feel equally safe and respected.

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Link Between Divorce and Weight Gain in Children

Children with divorced parents run an increased risk of being overweight, according to a recent study.

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Report Reveals Changes to Family Structure

A recent report has highlighted a multitude of changes to Scotland’s households and families over a 10-year period, but notes that some aspects of family life have remained similar.

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The Impact of Divorce on Grandparents

Going through divorce or separation is undoubtedly a stressful and emotional time, and its impact can be felt not only by the immediate family involved but also by wider family members such as grandparents.

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Newlyweds Advised to Share Household Chores

Newly married couples are advised to share household chores equally between them if they want to have a happy and long-lasting marriage, according to new research from America.

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Married people have healthier hearts

A recent study from America has found that married people, regardless of age, sex, or even cardiovascular risk factors, had significantly less chances of having any kind of cardiovascular disease than those who were single, divorced or widowed.

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Having a baby after fertility issues cuts risk of divorce

New research has revealed that women who have a child after experiencing fertility problems are more likely to remain with their partner following infertility evaluations.

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World’s shortest marriage?

A couple who recently married in the United Arab Emirates must be strong contenders for the title of ‘Shortest Ever Marriage’ after their union came to an abrupt end shortly after the ceremony.

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Doing housework together can improve relationships

The subject of how the division of housework can affect relationships is once again under the spotlight, with a new study from Brigham Young University claiming that couples who carry out the work together have a stronger and happier relationship.

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Drinking habits affect likelihood of divorce

A recent study from Norway has found a link between a couple’s pattern of alcohol use and the likelihood of divorce.

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Government consults on reducing child poverty

The Government has launched a consultation over the best way to measure child poverty to reflect the reality in the UK today.

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Husband’s ‘unreasonable behaviour’

A woman is divorcing her husband on the grounds of ‘unreasonable behaviour’ after he refused to go along with her attempts to bring some ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ adventure to their marriage, reports the Daily Mail.

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Russell Crowe's prenup comes into play

Following the news that Russell Crowe and Danielle Spencer are to divorce, news sites have been reporting that the couple signed a prenuptial agreement when they got married in 2003.

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New study into 'efficiency' of divorce

A new study by a researcher at Iowa State University has found that around 25% of divorces are 'inefficient' and the couples might have been happier if they had remained married.

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Rise in the number of marriages and divorces in Ireland

Recent data from the Irish Central Statistics Office has revealed a 9.2% increase in the number of people who married in 2011, compared to 2006.

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Doubts before marriage can be a sign of future trouble

In the first scientific study to test whether doubts about getting married are more likely to lead to an unhappy marriage and divorce, UCLA psychologists report that when women have doubts before their wedding, their misgivings are often a warning sign of trouble if they go ahead with the marriage.

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Should women prioritise their husbands or their children?

A survey of counseling professionals from YourTango.com has offered surprising insights into the romantic relationships of couples with kids. Shockingly, the survey reveals that half of experts polled agree: wives should prioritise their husbands over their kids.

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Composition of households in Scotland

The latest Scottish Household Survey (SHS) Annual Report, published by Scotland’s Chief Statistician, has given a breakdown of the composition, characteristics, attitudes and behaviour of Scottish households in 2011.

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Intergenerational living becoming more common

Intergenerational living could be set to become the norm, with three quarters of UK adults saying they’ve lived with another generation of their family beyond age 18.

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Separation offers poor couples an alternative to divorce

Couples on lower incomes are more likely to undergo a long-term separation than more affluent couples, according to a recent study from America.

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