Marriage rates see shocking fall, finds Marriage Foundation

27-Apr-2016

First marriage rates are now at an all-time low for brides at 25.6 per 1,000 single women, and equal to the previous all-time low seen in 2009 for grooms at 21.7 per 1,000 unmarried men. Also the average age at first marriage continues to climb.

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New CIVITAS report on marriage in Britain quotes Marriage Foundation

17-Feb-2016

Independent think tank CIVITAS has released an interesting report on the current state of marriage as an institution and as a social phenomena. The report quotes Marriage Foundation's original research.

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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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Get Help

The Marriage Foundation is developing a Web Portal which will be a major national resource signposting the services of organisations and individuals which offer practical advice at the outset of relationships and during times of difficulty.

In the meantime you can access support from organisations such as Relationships Central (The Marriage Preparation Course and The Marriage Course), Relate and Marriage Care, all of which operate national networks. Find help near you -- for Relationships Central (left) and Relate (right) -- by clicking on the images below and seeing what's available in your area:

    

One Plus One has a great resource called Couple Connection which is a "do it yourself" relationship support service, with articles, self-assessment tools and much more.

As a support service for its TV programme "Mum and Dad are Splitting Up" The BBC website published a useful list of places where parents and children can access organisations offering targeted information, guidance and support.


Harry Benson's 'Top Tips'

   

You can also read these letters from Harry Benson, our Director of Communications, which draw both on his personal life as well as his professional experience. Harry was founder and director of the charity Bristol Community Family Trust where he taught relationship courses. He is also the author and originator of Let’s Stick Together, a pioneering relationship book and programme. 
                                

Mend it, Don't end it: A personal letter from Harry Benson for people with marriage difficulties

Starting Well: A personal letter from Harry Benson for those thinking of getting married