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Enduring Love? Findings, Dialogue, Future Directions

Tuesday 14 January 2014, 12:30-18:00
The British Library, Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

18 October 2013, 15:42

Couples Living Apart Together

About 10% of adults in Britain today are in a relationship but not living with their partner. On 26 May 2013, Jacqui Gabb was invited to respond to findings of an ESRC-funded research project on the phenomenon of "living apart together" (LAT).

At the project launch event in London, research findings were presented by the LAT project team. Jacqui spoke engaged with key themes in these findings and presented data from the Enduring Love? project. She also discussed ideas for cross-project collaboration.

29 April 2013, 11:45

The Secret of a Long-term Marriage

On 26 May 2013 Jacqui Gabb was invited to speak on BBC Radio 4's Women's Hour on how couples are sustaining long-term relationships.

In the broadcast Jacqui explored why friendship is critical in long-term relationships and how the idea of love is transfomed in these relationships. Jacqui also addressed the cultural and personal expectations surrounding sex and intimacy and the importance of finding ways to work through the stressors and bad times together.

Listen to the programme

29 April 2013, 11:41
The Couple Connection

Thank You to 'The Couple Connection'

OnePlusOne has circulated information about the Enduring Love? Questionnaire through their ‘do it yourself’ relationship support service on the couple connection website. This support was another boost to the questionnaire responses and we now have close to 4,000 men and women who have completed the questionnaire! Thank you if you are one of them.

16 July 2012, 13:34

Paper presentations, BSA (British Sociological Association), 11-13 April 2012

Jacqui Gabb has been invited to participate in a prestigious international symposium Beyond the East West Divide: Gender, Intimacy and Modernity at the University of Hong Kong, 24-25 May 2012.

30 April 2012, 16:50
Relate logo

Thank you relate

Relate has circulated information about the Enduring Love? questionnaire through several channels. This support was another boost to the questionnaire responses. 3,734 men and women have now completed the questionnaire in the first 10 weeks! Thank you if you are one of them.

2 April 2012, 13:16
Mumsnet - By parents for parents

Thank you mumsnet and all you followers

Mumsnet gave our study a mention on Twitter and Facebook three days ago and suddenly we had another boost to the questionnaire responses. 3226 men and women have now completed the questionnaire in the first 6 weeks. Thank you.

1 March 2012, 11:41

Paper presentation, AAG (American Assoc. of Geographers), 26 February 2012

'What's love got to do with it? Negotiating home life, love life and the meanings and uses of household space in adult couple relationships' will examine explore how adult couples ordinarily relate to each other in the domestic space of the home.

20 February 2012, 16:58

Questionnaire responses continue to grow

We had a phenomenal response to our survey! 2,269 respondents have now completed the questionnaire in the first 4 weeks. But we are not complacent and the more people who fill out the questionnaire, the more we will be able to say about the diversity of ways in which people are experiencing long-term relationships, as well as anything that people who stay together have in common.

14 February 2012, 17:10

Contact us

For further details on the project and all media enquiries, please contact: 

Principal Investigator

Professor Jacqui Gabb

Chair of Sociology and Intimacy

Jacqui.Gabb@open.ac.uk

 

The Open University
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
School of Social Sciences and Global Studies
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA