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The British government’s Troubled Families Programme

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e3403 (Published 16 May 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e3403

Re: The British government’s Troubled Families Programme

The elements of a successful marriage are compatibility, communication, compassion, cooperation, contentment, commitment, constancy, and continuity. Each element naturally leads to the next, and if all elements are present, marriage partners feel at home with each other and bond as a family, which is the very essence of marriage. To quote the Buddha, "A family is a place where minds come in contact with one another."

Competing interests: No competing interests

01 June 2012
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
Eagle Rock, MO, USA