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BRIEF: Why the pandemic is causing spikes in break-ups and divorces

If hell is other people, what is… several months stuck with your significant other?

Lockdown has wreaked havoc with relationships. Studies from the US, UK, China and Sweden have shown astronomical increases in break-ups since the onset of the pandemic. Now, lawyers, therapists and other experts are starting to understand why.

In the UK, more women are initiating divorces, and speculation is that this is because they had to take on extra household and childcare responsibilities, while their husbands did not pull their weight. Then there’s the increased strain on mental health and finances, plus the lockdown magnifying pre-existing problems. Get up and do the dishes before it’s too late!

This brief was originally published in The Wrap here.

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