'Being a good spouse' among top priorities for 8 out of 10 Singaporeans

Some 81 per cent of Singaporeans say being a good spouse is one of their top priorities, research by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) has found. -- NP FILE PHOTO: ZAIHAN MOHAMED YUSOF 
Some 81 per cent of Singaporeans say being a good spouse is one of their top priorities, research by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) has found. -- NP FILE PHOTO: ZAIHAN MOHAMED YUSOF 

Some 81 per cent of Singaporeans say "being a good spouse" is one of their top priorities, research by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) has found.

In a survey of 2,000 Singaporeans of different marital statuses last year, 84 per cent of the 1,440 married respondents also said they were satisfied with their marriages.

MSF Parliamentary Secretary Low Yen Ling said on Friday: "It's great to know that Singaporeans not only value marriages, they also wish to be good spouses."

She was speaking at the opening session of the Marriage Convention, which was launched by Families for Life - formerly known as the National Family Council.

The event, now into its ninth year, aims to help couples improve their communication and strengthen their marriages.

About 300 marriage solemnisers and community partners, and about 1,500 couples are expected to attend the event, which is held at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre and ends on Sunday.

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