In only one year, the number of couples filing for divorce has increased by almost 5%- a large enough percentage to warrant an explanation.
What is it about the new decade that’s caused so many spouses to give up on their marriages?
According to government statisticians, the mounting divorce rate can be attributed to the recession.
It’s true, there’s nothing romantic about mounting debts, service cuts and wide-spread redundancies. It seems the effects of the recession on middle-class people has, as divorce lawyer Marilyn Stowe explains, put pressure on marriages.
Ms Stowe says: Its hard to pay school fees. There’s higher tax. That puts pressure on people. They are more likely to become candidates for divorce.”
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