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Buying a dog, giving up alcohol and banning social media – ways to save an ailing relationship

Quitting Facebook, ditching ‘unsuitable’ friends – and buying a dog – have been hailed as the best ways to save an ailing relationship. Researchers, who polled 2,000 Brits, found it often takes much more than a hug and a kiss to patch up a partnership after a nasty bust-up or rocky patch. The study discovered [...]


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One in three women ‘nervous’ when partner tackles DIY

One in three women admit they are ‘nervous’ when their other half tackles home improvements, a study has found. The detailed research found whilst the majority of men feel ‘comfortable’ getting to grips with everyday tasks around the home, their other halves are the complete opposite. In fact, one in five women said they wouldn’t [...]


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60% of single women have planned part of their wedding

Six in ten single women have already planned aspects of their wedding – including choosing the dress they will wear and the flowers they will carry on their big day, new research has shown. A study found millions of women – who are still looking for Mr Right – have researched elements such as churches, [...]


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10 kisses a week and three date nights a month – the secret to a happy marriage

The secret to a happy marriage is kissing 10 times a week, going on three dates a month – and saying ‘I love you’ on nine occasions every week, a new US survey has revealed. Researchers, who carried out a detailed study among 1,000 married Americans, also found three surprise romantic gestures and 10 deep and [...]


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Seven squabbles for couples over Christmas – who cooks tops the list

The average couple will have seven squabbles or arguments over Christmas, according to new research – with working out who to visit on Christmas Day and deciding how much to spend on each other and the kids are the topics most likely to spark a row. Other causes for festive friction are deciding who cooks [...]


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Pet beats partner for one in ten women

One in ten women claim they love their PET more than their partner, a study has revealed. Nearly a third said their levels of love for their pet were exactly the same as those they harboured for their husband or boyfriend. Researchers, who polled 2000 women with pets who were in a cohabiting relationship, revealed [...]


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Heated debate – temperature sparks most household arguments between couples during winter

The temperature of the house sparks more arguments between couples during winter than any other subject, a new study has shown. The research revealed more than four in ten couples constantly bicker over the temperature of their home, with women complaining it’s too cold while men moan about the cost of fuel bills. In the [...]


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Cuddles come top when it comes to the little things that cheer us up – even for men

Modern men now enjoy a cheeky cuddle as much as women do, new research has revealed. A detailed study found far from being macho characters who hide their feelings, most men are now happy to admit they frequently need a cuddle amid their busy lifestyles and hectic work schedules. Other things which men now turn [...]


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Mapping marriage – third year the happiest, fifth year is ‘hardest to overcome’

The third year of marriage is the happiest one, new research has revealed. A study of 2,000 married adults found a year of post-wedding exhilaration is followed by a year of getting to know each other – but the third year marks the point when couples begin to settle into a comfortable co-existence, having come [...]


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Average man has three secret crushes – whilst in a relationship

The average coupled-up man has a secret crush on three women – with friends, colleagues or mate’s partners’ topping the list, it has been revealed. Researchers, who polled 2,000 adults in relationships, found four in ten men are attracted to one of their partner’s mates, while a third said they fancy someone they work with. [...]


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