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  • Writer's pictureLori Hammer

Unraveling the Surge: Why More Couples Are Calling It Quits


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In the whirlwind of our fast-paced lives, it's hard not to notice that divorce rates are on the rise. Let's dig into the reasons behind this trend and uncover the factors shaping the changing dynamics of modern relationships.


  1. Locked Down and Stressed Out: The pandemic threw us all for a loop. Lockdowns, job uncertainties, and stress skyrocketed, pushing couples to their limits and making them reevaluate their relationships.

  2. Love, Happiness, and Me-Time: Nowadays, personal happiness takes center stage. If a relationship doesn't align with those feel-good vibes, some folks are opting for a solo act.

  3. Show Me the Money: Financial strain is no joke. Lost jobs, economic rollercoasters, and financial stress can turn a loving partnership into a pressure cooker, leading some couples to seek a financial fresh start.

  4. Putting a Ring on It Can Wait: Many of us are hitting pause on the whole marriage thing. Career goals, self-discovery, and building an identity come first. But this delay brings its own set of challenges and expectations.

  5. Independence Rules: The pursuit of personal freedom and independence is on the rise. With financial self-sufficiency and a cultural nod to individual dreams, folks are more willing to hit eject on a relationship that feels like a drag.

  6. Gender Shake-Up: Traditional gender roles are so yesterday. Adjusting to new expectations and roles in a relationship can be like learning a new dance – and sometimes, it just doesn't sync up.

  7. Swipe Right for Trouble: Social media, texting, and emojis have shaken up how we connect. While technology opens doors, it also brings challenges in keeping things real within a relationship.

  8. Culture Shifts and Legal Tweaks: The way we view divorce has evolved. Cultural attitudes have shifted, and legal systems adapted. It's becoming more socially acceptable and legally doable for those in unhappy marriages.

As we navigate this new era of relationships, it's essential to understand the various factors at play. The world is changing, and so are our connections. Let's keep the conversation going and provide support for those finding their way through these twists and turns.

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