When marriage doesn’t work, be authentic

Have you noticed how almost everything written about divorce, either in print or online, is illustrated with that generic photo of a wedding cake split down the middle, the miniature bride and groom cleaved apart, toppling towards a chasm of iced sponge?

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On the couch: What happens in couples counselling

Chris O'Dowd and Rosamund Pike star as a time-crunched couple who are undergoing relationship therapy in a new mini-series,

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20 ‘marriages of convenience’ blocked last year

The Civil Registration Service investigated 41 weddings last year as suspected “marriages of convenience”, with 20 ceremonies ultimately prevented from proceeding.

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People choosing to marry at later stage in life

For opposite-sex marriages last year, the average age of brides was 34 and 36 for grooms, the highest to date.

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Social media behaviour becoming ‘common problem’ in Irish marriages

Catholic counselling service to tailor the way it operates to deal with relationship issues arising from mobile technology and social media.

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Set to be a bridesmaid or a groomsman this year? Here’s your ultimate wedding party checklist!

Being asked to join a wedding party isn’t just an honour and a great day out; it also means stepping up and being there for your friend or sibling on the happiest, most important, and most stressful day of their lives.

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Ask an expert: Should I leave my wife for an old flame?

Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine offers guidance on whether a man should leave his wife for an old flame.

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Fewer young women wed older men, CSO figures show

There has been a dramatic drop-off in young Irish women marrying older men in the past two decades — but an increasing number of middle-aged women are swapping vows with more elderly husbands.

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