Grandparent-led families are increasingly significant in Australia.
Families are changing, and our political leaders should reflect on this diversity to ensure social policies reflect these differences, so that all families are well supported.
Is a too-strict definition of monogamy undermining your relationship? Research shows that while most people expect exclusivity in a relationship, infidelity is still the leading cause of divorce.
Seeking monogamy without jealousy? Try ditching the fear of your partner's intimate connections with others and write your own relationship rules, suggests a relationship researcher.
This bit explains what happens if we break up…
Cohabiting couples can sign an agreement to avoid legal uncertainties in the case of a relationship breakdown.
How can dads and daughters reconnect after a divorce?
Daughters across the US feel like their relationship with their father was damaged by their parents' divorce. Here are steps daughters can take to repair that relationship.
Of those who have experienced homelessness, 62% cite family breakdown or conflict as the main reason for becoming homeless for the first time.
Parental separation substantially raises the risk of homelessness by the age of 30 for girls and boys, but only boys are affected by a break-up after the age of 12.
Henry Lawson in 1915.
State Library of New South Wales
Bertha Lawson alleged that her husband, celebrated poet Henry Lawson, was habitually cruel and drunk.
Couples filing for divorce have an incentive to pin the blame for marriage breakdown on one person. This should stop.
More than 70% of separated parents separate amicably, the data show.
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Separating couples who use the family law system generally have a positive experience - but for a troubled minority, there is still much work to be done.
Poverty strikes single mothers disproportionately, which is exacerbated by child support failures.
Single mothers have identified a number of impediments to receiving adequate child support, including compliance, costs and difficult interactions with government agencies.
How can parents who no longer live together continue to raise their children?
The November 2014 elections included a North Dakota voter initiative emblematic of the vigorous debate taking place nationwide about child custody. The “Parental Rights Initiative” required courts to award…
The hairband I’m rockin’? Mum bought it.
Families where mothers earn as much as or more than fathers are no more likely to split up than those where mothers earn…
Fathers stick around if they can afford to.
Since the 1970s, family life in the UK has changed dramatically. Increases in relationship breakdown, remarriage and repartnering have seen us move away from the traditional, two-parent nuclear family…
Ronnie and Jo Wood pre silver separation.
Longer and healthier lives mean more married couples in their 60s are spying the possibility of second chances. Office for National Statistics figures released yesterday suggest the trend for “silver separators…
Teenage girls are more likely to experience depression if their father left at an early age, researchers at the University…
Australia has been ahead of the pack in recognising equal rights for parents.
Social issues involving young children and warring interest groups make good media fodder. So researchers involved in these areas have to decide very carefully how to promote their findings to stop their…