I have posted a new short story – “Dad” on a separate page. Set in the Cotswolds in the 1950s I hope you enjoy.
Family secrets are always fascinating. Siblings that don’t look like each other. Children that look more like ‘uncle …’ than ‘dad’.
Today. the family unit is more flexible, with up to 77% of children being brought up in single parent families in some areas of Britain. In 1971 the national average was just eight per cent.
Are people any happier alone? Do we need to acquire better interpersonal skills to make a partnership/marriage work?
No one should stay in an abusive relationship, or one that is psychologically damaging, but research seems to currently think that children fare better in stable relationships. If that is the case, are there any ways society can work towards supporting this ideal?