Unhappy Valentines: 30% of British Couples 'Unsure' or 'Unhappy' in Their Relationship

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Nearly a third of British couples experienced mixed emotions on Valentine's Day, according to a survey carried out for the publisher of a new relationship guide, 'I Love You, I Love You, I Hate You So Much! -- How to Mend or End a Bad Relationship.'

Nearly a third of British couples experienced mixed emotions on Valentine's Day, according to a survey carried out for the publisher of a new relationship guide, 'I Love You, I Love You, I Hate You So Much! -- How to Mend or End a Bad Relationship.'

Fifteen per cent of people questioned claimed they were “unhappy” with their partners, while an equal number said they were “not sure” how they felt about their partners or their relationships.

Of the people who said they were “unhappy”, 48% said they planned to leave their other half 'in the future', while, 52% said they would continue in their relationship. Among this 'unhappy' group, it was mostly women who planned to make the first move to walk out of the relationship.

More than three hundred people (153 men and 153 women) from London, the North West and South East, were questioned by marketers RSYLA, about their feelings towards their partners and their relationships.

Author Seltzer Cole runs RelationshipRescue.co.uk, a web site which helps people in unhappy relationships. He said: “It's fantastic news that 70% of people are happy in their relationship. However, it's quite worrying that more than half of the people we questioned intended to continue in an unhappy relationship. Staying in a relationship in which you're not getting what you want -- or getting what you don't want -- is not fair on either party in the relationship. It's doubly bad if children are involved.

“Whether it's fear, dependency, laziness or ignorance that is keeping them in an unfulfilling relationship, it's important for people to get the right type of support to help them either mend or end their bad love affair. ”

For more information, contact Nicole James at Nicole James PR on +44 (0)7880 618 930 or Seltzer Cole directly at http://www.relationshiprescue.co.uk.

NOTE TO EDITORS

  • Seltzer Cole, author of “I Love You, I Love You, I Hate You So Much! - How to Mend or End a Bad Relationship” is available for interviews. Please contact Nicole James PR for availability.

-Relationship Rescue is at http://www.relationshiprescue.co.uk

-A JPEG image of the front cover for “I Love You, I Love You, I Hate You So Much!” is available on request.

-A limited number of review copies of “I Love You, I Love You, I Hate You So Much! - How to Mend or End a Bad Relationship are available on request.

-Seltzer's coaching web site is at relationshiprescue.co.uk

-“I Love You, I Love You I Hate You So Much is available at http://www.amazon.co.uk

-The Relationship survey was conducted by RSYLA on behalf of Fizz Media/Seltzer Cole in February 2006.

Further findings from the report:

-Sixty per cent of the people questioned were based in London, 26% were based in the North West and 14% were from the South West of England.

-The age group ranged from 21 to 60. Thirty per cent of the group were in their 20s, 60% in their 30s, 7% in their 40s, 2% in their 50s and 1% in their 60s.

-Sixty per cent of the group were married, 25% were living together and 15% lived separately.

-Eighty per-cent of those interviewees who were not married said they planned to spend the rest of their lives with their partner.

-Fifty-five per cent of people questioned had children, while 45% were childless.

-Among the couples questioned, the average length of the relationship was five years. The longest relationship was 37 years and the shortest, six months.

-Twenty per cent interviewees were in mixed relationships while 80% were with a partner of the same race.

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