Posts for Relationships

Divorce applications plummet during lockdown

One effect of the Government social distancing lockdown is the crash in new divorce cases according to a leading online divorce service. There has been a 30% drop in new […]

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Coronavirus: the conversation we should have with our loved ones now – leading medic

Dominic Wilkinson, University of Oxford Waiting is never easy. Sometimes the period when you know that something bad is coming is almost harder than when it finally arrives. Across the […]

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Sunday Thoughts – Week 1 of Social Distancing

By Helen Shingler: Today is Mother’s Day and for many of us it will be the strangest one ever.  No family gatherings for a special Sunday lunch at the pub, […]

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What are women’s lives like in UK today?

Here are a few stats, which suggest that women’s fight for equal rights might be forgotten but has not totally been in vain as younger women are reaping some benefits, […]

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Happiness: is feeling content more important than purpose and goals? Don’t worry, be happy. Shutterstock Rafael Euba, King’s College London There is much written about finding one’s life purpose and […]

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Why people take offence

Hands up if you have been offended on social media. pathdoc/shutterstock Tahmineh Tayebi, Aston University Most of us have felt offended at a remark made by a close friend or […]

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Why the post is an issue for domestic abuse survivors

Citizens Advice has found that almost half (47%) of survivors of domestic abuse have had their post intercepted, opened or hidden by the perpetrator. This has resulted in missed medical […]

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The smelly truth about romantic relationships and health

Many study participants reported they had smelled an absent partner’s clothing because it made them feel relaxed or secure. (Shutterstock) Marlise Hofer, University of British Columbia and Frances Chen, University […]

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How our phones disconnect us when we’re together

Shutterstock/WAYHOME studio Genavee Brown, Northumbria University, Newcastle Smartphones have changed the world. A quick glance around any street or communal space shows how dominant our favourite digital devices have become. […]

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Are firstborns really natural leaders?

Dmitry Naumov/Shutterstock Klara Sabolova, University of South Wales Everybody knows that firstborns are natural leaders, middle children are rebels and the baby of the family is spoiled yet confident. At […]

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