Experts Anticipating Leap In Divorce Settlements As Recession Worries Take Their Toll
2nd May, 20100 Comments
As if the everyday nature of today’s hectic way of life wasn’t enough for couples and families to cope with, experts believe that thousands of couples who have suffered the worries brought on by the worst recession in modern times will be finding their way into the divorce courts as soon as financial pressures start to ease. While many couples have stayed together so far, it is expected that rising house prices and an upturn in the economy will provide better conditions for them to make the final split and that 2010 will be the year for this to happen.
Joseph Poullis, Clinical Director of The Psychotherapy Clinic, commented, ‘The pressures of modern day life are undoubtedly having an adverse impact on relationships between couples and families, and sadly periods of recession often make matters worse. With growing work and financial concerns weighing them down, people often find it harder and harder to communicate with one another and sadly many choose to go their own separate ways rather than seek help.’
Other new research is also now showing that people in the UK get an hour’s less sleep than they did before the current recession hit, and that three out of ten of us are kept awake by financial and relationship worries. Even when we do make it to bed, apparently 76% of us find it hard to get to sleep, despite feeling exhausted. The concerns of the researchers who conducted the study are that while Brits might seem to be okay in the short term, their continued lack of sleep could cause them much more serious problems later on.
‘This is clearly a very worrying state of affairs,’ commented Mr Poullis. ‘Not only can the inability to sleep cause physical ill-effects, but it can also be indicative of emotional and psychological problems such as anxiety and depression which not only take their toll on the individual concerned, but also on personal relationships.’
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