Golden anniversary couples 200 times more likely to live for a century than get a divorce

06-Feb-2016

Couples who have been married fifty years are over 200 times more likely to become centenarians than get a divorce, new research from Marriage Foundation has found.

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Celebrity marriages doubly as likely to end

04-Jan-2016

New research from Marriage Foundation looked at 488 celebrity couples who married between 2001 and 2010 and found that celebrities are twice as likely to divorce as the rest of us.

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Latest Marriage Foundation research widely reported in press

28-Dec-2015

"Fewer women seek divorce as men shape up", says The Sunday Times. "Blokes triumph as fewer new wives file for early divorce within five years", says The Sun.

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Wives driven to divorce halves in 30 years

28-Dec-2015

New research from Marriage Foundation has found that divorces granted to wives during the early years of marriage have fallen by half since 1986.

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Our Vision

We want to see fewer relationships breaking down and more people forming healthy stable relationships.

This would mean fewer people being drawn into the family justice system – not the 500,000 each year as now.

Fewer children whose wellbeing and life chances are diminished.

Fewer people experiencing the emotional pain and financial costs of broken relationships.

And less cost to society – not the current £44 bn each year.

We believe that marriage can help build more stable relationships, and that marriages can be strengthened and helped to survive difficult times.

That’s why our mission is to be a national champion for marriage.


 

Our Aims

We champion long-lasting, stable relationships within marriage. 

There are other organisations which support couple relationships of all types; valuable work but not our mission. 

Governments cannot legislate stronger relationships into existence. Ultimately, more stronger and longer-lasting marriages will be a product of our individual choices, behaviour and culture. The Marriage Foundation will seek to influence the way individuals, couples and society as a whole think about forming, maintaining and ending relationships. We therefore aim to promote:

  • wider and earlier access to relationships support and education
  • better public understanding of the nature and benefits of marriage


How the Marriage Foundation makes a difference

The Marriage Foundation aims to create the climate and space for change by providing a focused, respected, and audible voice in public debate, alongside the promotion of relationship support and education. We will harness the passion and skills for the many individuals and organisations who believe that strengthening marriage will benefit society to ensure that our voice is heard.

Our regular, visible and respected presence in public debate – press, radio, tv and social media – will challenge many of the myths and false assumptions about marriage.

Improved signposting to a wide range of national and local relationships education and support providers will increase access to high quality services at an earlier stage.

We will publicise the latest research so that people are fully informed on all views of marriage, whilst our own rigorous research will inform debate on key aspects of marriage and couple relationships.

But ultimately we will make a difference by giving people the skills, knowledge and support to form stronger more stable relationships, and to help others in that task