December 19, 2013 | Posted by : J Morris
Claims of adultery have halved since the 1970s according to recent analysis of patterns in grounds for divorce, while ‘unreasonable behaviour’ has become the most cited basis for separation – almost twice as likely as 40 years ago.
Unreasonable behaviour accounts for 47% of all divorces in the UK with examples ranging from unsociable spouses to financial quarrels. One possible reason for this shift in approach to divorce could be a change in attitude towards separation – there is far less stigma attached to getting divorced as there would have been in the 70s, and individuals are more likely to speak up about their spouse’s unreasonable behaviour and act upon it. With greater financial freedom for ...
September 24, 2013 | Posted by : J Morris
A study of divorce patterns over the past 50 years conducted by the Marriage Foundation suggests that the state of marriage in the UK isn’t quite as dire as recent reports would have us believe. Or, at least, the strength of a marriage depends on whether or not a couple make it through the first ten years. After a decade together, modern married couples are just as likely to stay together for life as their grandparents’ generation.
Divorce is most common between five and nine years of marriage, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS), but beyond that period, divorce rates are almost exactly the same as they have ...