“I’m on universal credit as a single parent and I’ve been working full-time for two years. I work anywhere between 30 and 50 hours a week. I’m living with my two children – Beau, who’s nine, and Stevie, who’s eight. I haven’t been able to take them on holiday ever. And that’s definitely not going to happen now.
“I’ve been living in what I consider the effects of austerity for quite a while. Skipping meals in order to feed my children. I relied heavily on food banks for a long time. When I got back into work, it did get better. My income went up, but then my rent went up. My bills went up. Now we’ve got the cost of living crisis on top. One income certainly isn’t enough to live on.
Could there be a reason for that human practice of pair bonding?