Bleak prospects for teens who never marry, finds The Marriage Foundation


Far fewer 20 year olds are predicted to marry than the previous generation; only 52 per cent of 20 year olds compared to 68 per cent of 40 year olds.

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The Sunday Times: "Marriage is a choice, a pledge, a commitment — it is a conscious decision with big life-enhancing powers"


"To make that pledge in front of a posse of friends and family is particularly binding. Such vows are not broken lightly."

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UK lone parent capital of Western Europe


Latest data shows the UK has the highest rate of family breakdown in Western Europe. Figures calculated by Eurostat, the EU’s primary statistics body, and uncovered by The Marriage Foundation show that, for the first time, the UK has the highest proporti...

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Marriage Foundation responds to the Prime Minister's 'family test' announcement


Marriage Foundation welcomes the Prime Minister's support for the family but warns that without explicit support for marriage, the new initiatives will have little or no impact on family breakdown.

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“We have six kids, so we felt so beyond that [marriage] for a long time. But the kids were asking and so we thought it would be a lovely thing to do, for them and for us as a family. But I was also surprised afterwards at the effect that getting married has had on us — it was more than just a ceremony, it meant a real depth of commitment.” — Brad Pitt
George Clooney is the marrying kind after all! Asked about his marriage to barrister Amal Alamuddin on September 27th in Venice, George Clooney said “I’m marrying up.”
“It’s hard to live with someone else, who isn’t you. They have annoying habits and so do you. A lot of people get married when they haven’t really thought it through. But I also believe that sometimes people give up on marriage too quickly. It’s not a state of bliss and there was a time when I never wanted to be married. Now I love it. I like being part of a team and a partnership.” — Dame Helen Mirren
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