A Muslim bride waits to take vows that could be instantly broken via SMS.
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India's Supreme Court could soon rule to abolish "triple talaq", a practice that allows Muslim men to divorce their wives instantaneously and discriminates against women.
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.
Childhood trauma can have an impact across generations.
We've known for years that childhood trauma can have lifelong effects on our health. It's time for medicine and public health to start addressing the problem head-on.
Henry Lawson in 1915.
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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.
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It is time to understand what parental alienating behaviors are so that we don't allow them to be used to hurt others anymore.
Employees who have a mutually loyal relationship with their employers and a balance of positive and negative emotions at work are less likely to quit.
New research used a method that predicts divorce to pick up the signs that an employee will stay or leave their job.
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.
Families going through breakdown need understanding, but so do lawmakers trying to find fair outcomes from complex laws.
Adding to the trauma of a relationship breaking down, families can find themselves caught in a tangle of state and commonwealth laws.
Blended, rainbow, single or two-parents are just some of the ways to make a modern family.
It's tempting to look back nostagically when thinking about the idea of the "family", but the evidence shows that it's strong, functional and flourishing.
What does a modern Australian family look like and how does it compare with 10, 20 or even 30 years ago?
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The 'apostolic exhortation' calls for greater understanding of divorced couples, but falls short of allowing them a full life within the church.
Flying the nest is not always the best option – but it does have its benefits.
When it comes to cheating, humans are not alone in the animal world.
The Supreme Court ruled Charles Sharland’s divorce settlement could be revisited after he lied about his assets.
Spouses can no longer get away with lying about their assets in divorce cases.
Tony Abbott has flagged a plebiscite, or ‘people’s vote’, on same-sex marriage.
Every generation in the last 150 years has seen in Australia a contest over marriage which reflects shifting positions on its defining features, and its associated rights and obligations.
Australians are living and working longer, marrying later and earning more that past generations.
Divorce rates are on the decline in Australia, people are marrying and having children later in life, and more of us live alone. Our experts respond to the new report on Australia's welfare.
Odds are they won’t be so happy after Yuletide.
January is a strain for most people. It’s dark and the festive lights don’t disguise this anymore. You’re back at work and the next holiday may be some way off. You’ve just had to spend a large amount…
Observers may be quick to declare social trends “good” or “bad” for families, but such conclusions are rarely justified. What’s good for one family – or group of families – may be bad for another. And…
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 extraordinary synod of bishops on family is meeting for two weeks at the Vatican.
A report of debate from the first half of the extraordinary synod of Catholic bishops meeting in Rome has been described as a “pastoral earthquake” and a “seismic shift in Rome” for praising gay relationships…