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1 in 5 consider ending relationship over step children

The strains of raising step-children is pushing marriages to breaking point, a report has found.

According to the study, one in five people have come close to breaking up with their partners over their step-children, with many admitting that they cannot wait for them to leave home.

Edward Kitchen, who commissioned the 'Family Dynamics' report for law firm Slater & Gordon, is a step-parent himself.

He told BBC Radio 5 live's Breakfast: "When you're coming into a new family and you... have your own issues and ideas about how children should be brought up, that can really lead to a flash point."

  • 20 Sep 2013
  • From the section UK
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