The lives and loves of couples in contemporary Britain

Stories about couple relationships saturate the media. Politicians regularly debate the meanings of ‘quality’ relationships and the importance of family stability. But how do couples think about, experience and sustain their relationships? In this presentation, Dr Janet Fink and Dr Jacqui Gabb will present some of their key finding from The Enduring Love? project (, a large scale empirical study which has brought new understandings of couple relationships in Britain today.  

Presentation time: 
Wednesday, 2 July, 2014 - 18:30

Jacqui Gabb and Janet Fink

Photo of Jacqui Gabb and Janet Fink

Jacqui Gabb and Janet Fink are Senior Lecturers in the Department of Social Policy and Criminology. Jacqui's research interests are in the areas of families, personal relationships, intimacy, emotions, sexuality and gender. She is co-editor of the Open Space section in the Policy Press journal, Families, Relationships and Societies. Janet's research focuses upon personal relationships, childhoods and disadvantaged communities, in both the recent past and present. She is on the editorial board of Red Feather: An International Journal of Children’s Visual Culture.