Northern families are closer than those in the south of the UK

Families in the North spend more time together and argue less than southern families, says a new study

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Northern relatives are closer to each other than families living in the south of Britain, reports the Press Association.

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Families in the North tend to avoid tension, with 34% of Scottish and Northern families claiming they never have family feuds, compared to 15% of Southerners.

The stats come from a study that was undertaken to coincide with the The Royal Family: Behind the sofa series airing on digital TV tonight.

The results also showed 22% of Northerners along with 32% of those in the Midlands live or plan to live with their parents past the age of 24.  However, 37% of Southerners leave the nest by the age of 20.

London families appear to be the most isolated as 20% admit to not respecting their parents, along with an equal number saying they do not get on with their siblings.

When it comes to family meals, 60% of Northern families and 65% of families in the Midlands regularly have meals together (up to three times a week), compared to 31% of Southern families.

In the run up to Christmas, 65% of Northern families claim they’ll be spending most of the time together with other relatives, compared to 42% of families in the South.

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With the research suggesting a divide between the North and South regions, one thing they both have in common is their love for their parents – though sadly 62% of adults surveyed said they never tell their parents they love them and admit that it just goes unsaid.

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