How have relationships coped in lockdown: Over the previous couple of months through the UK lockdown, many relationships have been examined in methods most {couples} haven’t skilled earlier than.

{Couples} have needed to navigate their relationship challenges intensified by the lockdown, for instance fast-tracking a transfer in collectively or being aside for months.

Within the early levels of the pandemic, it had additionally been reported that China had seen an increase in divorce circumstances, and this naturally left folks questioning will divorce charges rise after lockdown?

This was one thing we spoke about beforehand on the weblog, the place Sarah Jane Lenihan, Companion at our London Victoria workplace mentioned how lockdown was unlikely to be a root cause for divorce, and extra prone to be a closing straw in an already strained relationship.

How have relationships coped in lockdown

While some {couples} are discovering that lockdown is taking its toll on the connection, many others have felt extra united by current occasions.

Though it has been a troublesome interval with many components inflicting stress throughout this time, it’s fascinating to see how a constructive image has been constructed general.

In current analysis carried out by Stowe Family Law, we found that half of the {couples} say that lockdown has helped their relationship and that they now really feel nearer to their companion.

Lower than one in ten (9%) say that they’ve seen any unfavourable impact.

Due to the character of the lockdown restrictions within the UK, companions dwelling with one another have been in a position to spend extra time collectively and because of this, have grown a greater understanding of one another. With many working remotely or on furlough, folks have had extra time to attach and prioritise high quality time collectively.

In our research, we discovered that 31% really feel that they’ve had extra time to give attention to their relationship, and 21% assume that that they’ll perceive their companion higher now.

Taking relationships in lockdown to the following stage

A standard pattern over current months and significantly simply earlier than the lockdown was formally introduced, was for {couples} to take subsequent steps of their relationship to be collectively throughout this time.

This led to companions transferring into one another’s properties and in some circumstances, with different relations or housemates.

Our analysis additionally revealed situations the place some {couples} had determined to take their relationship to the following stage. This included getting engaged, shopping for a canine, and one couple who took half within the analysis had just lately celebrated their 40th wedding ceremony anniversary.

New pressures from lockdown

Regardless of the general constructive consequence for {couples}, folks have nonetheless skilled a variety of pressures throughout this time.

Many have missed having their very own alone time and cite a scarcity of non-public house topping the checklist of pressures they felt dwelling with a companion throughout lockdown (17%).

This was intently adopted by different issues, similar to psychological well being and monetary issue (16%). Different pressures similar to work stress (13.5%) and discovering a companion irritating (13%) have been additionally frequent components.

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