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Does marriage makes you happier?

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Our new study of more than 5,000 people in the UK has lifted the lid on the state of our relationships. The Way We Are Now 2014 is one of the largest studies of its kind. It provides a window into the most important areas of our lives – from couple and family life to sex,…

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The state of the UK’s relationships in 2014

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Our new report reveals Scotland’s couple, family, friendships, sex and work secrets: • 1 in 10 people don’t have a single close friend (8%) • 1 in 5 never or rarely felt loved in the two weeks before the survey (18%) • A quarter of people say they are not satisfied with their sex lives…

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Tell us your relationship story

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In August 2014 we will be launching a major piece of research exploring the state of the UK’s relationships. The report gives us a snapshot of all kinds of relationships, from couples to colleagues. To help us to bring the research to life and show what it means to different people across Scotland we would…

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‘Conscious Uncoupling’ – A better way to separate?

Guest blog post from Anne Chilton, Joint Head of Professional Practice at Relationships Scotland, on Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin’s ‘conscious uncoupling’. Conscious uncoupling might sound catchy and a bit new wave, but is it? It’s the other end of all that lovey dovey stuff we do at the start of a relationship. Only at…

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Looking after number 1

In recent months I’ve discovered what happens when you don’t invest in one key relationship in your life. I’ve continued to plough all my energies and efforts into the many relationships with friends, family and colleagues that I am very fortunate to have, but I forgot about one important person; one relationship that when left…

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What makes us who we are

It has been a long few months, but thankfully things are starting to calm down and there is more time to think about life and how to make the most of it. My relationship with Sara has moved forward after our troubled times and it’s good to know that however hard things seem, love and…

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The small things

Richard Burton showered Elizabeth Taylor with some spectacular gifts during their tempestuous romance – jewellery, yachts, cars, furs and of course the famous $1 million dollar Taylor-Burton diamond. Such grand gestures of love are reserved for the small few who can afford to make them, and whilst I’m sure many a lady wouldn’t turn her…

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Yvonne Mackay

My name is Yvonne and I live with my husband in the East Neuk of Fife, which is a lovely place to call home. Mind you, my true home is Glasgow where I was born, brought up and educated. I have two children in their mid-20s, one in Glasgow and the other in Aberdeen. When…

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