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Previous research finds that…

  • Around one-third of male and female monthly survey respondents indicated that their family relationships were highly negatively affected at Christmas due to work-life balance factors.
  • One‑third of people responding to the monthly survey reported that their family relationships were highly negatively affected due to financial worries at Christmas.
  • When asked about the effects of increased consumption of food, drugs, alcohol or gambling on their family relationships at Christmas, around 16 per cent of men and women reported that their family relationships were highly negatively affected.
  • Around one-sixth of women and one-quarter of men reported their family relationships were highly affected by different expectations, beliefs or values around Christmas.

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