There has been a decrease in the proportion of Australians who are married, and an increase in co-habitation of both heterosexual and same-sex relationships.
Wives sometimes chide their husbands for being cold or distant toward their sons. But men express their love in subtle ways that deserve to be honored rather than belittled.
Homelessness among veterans overall is on the decline. But researchers see an increasing number of homeless vets who are single mothers or supporting young families.
The nation needs a more comprehensive approach to family leave and relief for parents with child care expenses. But the proposals the Trump team rolled out initially fell short.
Many are embarrassed to publicly show too much grief over the death of a dog. But research has shown just how devastating the loss can be.
Families are suffering emotionally and financially because of the minimum income threshold in the UK’s family migration rules.
Supreme Court upholds controversial immigration rules for families introduced in 2012. It means families will have to earn a minimum income to bring over spouses from abroad.
Politics and religion at the dinner table, over Christmas with all the relatives – what could possibly go wrong?
A guide to steering your family away from a dialogue of the deaf about poverty and inequality this festive season.
The stereotype of a dependent generation who won’t leave home ignores the many reasons adult family members choose to live together in the one house.
The reasons for banning compensated surrogacy in developing countries don’t apply in Australia.
Many are dreading meeting relatives for Thanksgiving after Donald Trump's surprise victory. A student of the cultural divide around climate change offers tips for opening dialogues on politics.
Any reforms must move beyond a focus on administrative processes to acknowledge the lived experiences of child support which can be disguised by formal policy.
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.
Families and friends bereaved after a sudden trauma may need both formal and informal support to help cope with their grief.
Seven steps to help mend family relationships tested by the result of the referendum.
We have an ever-increasing number of children and families facing complex challenges and we know next to nothing about who they are and how they are doing.
We know a lot about why people choose different brands of dishwashing detergent. But when it comes to the processes behind choosing a romantic partner, science knows surprisingly little.
What does a modern Australian family look like and how does it compare with 10, 20 or even 30 years ago?
With more parents opting for their child to start school later, it is now possible to have four and a half year olds learning alongside six year olds.