According to the Office of National Statistics 42% of marriages in England and Wales will end in divorce. The divorce rate is viewed by some as a symptom of a broken society. The truth of the matter is that the divorce rate for those who have been married for over ten years hasn’t changed since the 1960s.
Couples are more likely to divorce during the first ten years of marriage, particularly between years three and six. As many as 20% of marriages entered into 2013 are likely to end in divorce in the first ten years.
When there are difficulties in a marriage, there are various organisations that may be able to help by offering advice and relationship counselling, such as Relate. In many marriages, even where every effort has been made to save the relationship, it is simply not possible, and the couple decide to divorce.
The decision to get divorced can be a difficult one to make. Sometimes people feel that they have “failed” in some way and are worried about the effect that divorce may have on their children or on their financial security.
It is important to remember that if you are in that difficult position, you are certainly not alone. Statistics show us that many people each year take the decision to get divorced. If you are in an unhappy marriage then you may decide that divorce is the best option for you. We can provide you with practical advice and support to help you take those first steps towards a new life.