Relationships, marriages and their dynamics have shifted seismically – even within the space of a year – and family law will no doubt adapt further as national and international viewpoints evolve. This section offers news and comment on those changes as they unfold, from LGBT issues to evolution in the family courts.
Up until this point the Marriage, Divorce and Millennials series has focused mainly on the UK with occasional dips into American culture. However in this blog I want to focus on a country whose marriage culture, especially for millennials, is very different from our own.
If you, or your parents are a baby-boomer, you’re probably familiar with adages such as ‘make do and mend’, or ‘waste not, want not’, or ‘take care of the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves’.
Laura, who is 29, talked to me about her discomfort with the ‘misogynistic’ institute of marriage.
If my Facebook newsfeed is to be believed, feminism is something that many more people my age are engaging with than they were, say, ten years ago. My university now offers consent workshops, and I’ve been invited to more ‘gender discussion groups’ than I can count.
A survey from the Office for National Statistics estimates that there were 1.9 million victims of domestic abuse last year in England and Wales, or 6.1 per cent of the population.