Whilst most people today celebrated this summer’s easing of lockdown restrictions by obtaining collectively, many couples welcomed freedom by separating—for great.
COVID to the rescue? That’s what happened in China. When that country lifted the novel coronavirus pandemic’s self-isolation rules in March, divorce rates enhanced exponentially. In just one city, divorce rates went from just one or two a working day to 8 or 9 right after lockdown. Anecdotal experiences from Europe recommend a comparable rush on separations. It mirrors a 21 % improve in divorces in Hong Kong, right after the 2003 SARS epidemic forced a lockdown there.