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Married couples are more likely to be happier than those who cohabit

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New data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has shown that couples who are married or in a civil partnership are likely to be happiest. Of those surveyed 35% rated their happiness very highly.

Of those who cohabited only 28% rated their happiness at the same level – 9 or 10 out of 10 on the ONS’ happiness scale.

Only 2.8% of married people had “low” life satisfaction compared with 10% of divorcees.

“There is a saying, ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’, so having someone to turn to for company and support in times of need is essential for a person’s wellbeing,” the ONS report claims.

The report did outline that the numbers of people who had someone to rely on including a close friend or family member has dropped – 84.1% of those surveyed had someone to rely on if they had a serious problem. Three years earlier 86.4% of people felt the same.

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