According to a recent survey, the majority of people in the UK enjoy good quality relationships. This book, however, examines both the ups and downs. It looks at why people get married, or choose not to, the rights of cohabiting couples, the rise in relationship contracts and the difference between religious and civil marriages. It also considers the issues surrounding the topic of divorce, from how and why people get divorced to the ways in which they cope during and afterwards.
The information inside comes from a variety of sources, including newspapers, magazines, government reports and charity groups; providing different perspectives on challenging topics. At the end of the book is a selection of activities that will encourage interaction, literacy, critical thinking and independent research. Content is accessible and engaging, tailored primarily towards the 14 to 18 age group.