Marriage rates collapse among middle classes


The middle classes are turning their backs on marriage in their droves, Marriage Foundation has found in research published today. Data shows that the trend away from marriage is now spreading from low income groups to families on middle incomes.

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Marriage inequality between rich and poor soars to all-time high


New data analysed by Marriage Foundation shows an alarming widening of the marriage gap between rich and poor. Marriage Foundation found mothers with young children are four times more likely to be married if they are wealthy than if they are poor.

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Channel 4’s ‘Married at First Sight’ is no recipe for success


On Thursday 9th July, Channel 4 will be showing the first of a three part series entitled Married at first sight. In what the makers describe as a social experiment, three couples will marry, having met for the first time just a few hours before they wal...

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August 2015

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
American actor Will Smith and his actress wife Jada Pinkett Smith have been married since 1997 and they are parents to two teenagers. Marriage in the public eye is not easy and their relationship has been a subject of tabloid rumours in America for years. Will has once more had to publicly declared that the couple will not divorce. Jada has added that she and her husband are in it for the long haul - even despite the ups and downs that every married couple faces. She believed that loving someone does not mean owning them and that their relationship is based on trust. This is what she calls a "grown relationship". 

L-R John Humphries, Samantha Singer, Susan Jacklin QC, Kate Spicer, Dr Samantha Callan, Sir Paul Coleridge.

You can see the video of the Marriage Foundation and Sunday Times debate, "Is there a difference between marriage and cohabitation: should all cohabiting couples be treated the same?" here.


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