Divorce rates in China have spiked after couples spend too much time together in isolation

Our News 20/03/2020

Spending two weeks in self-isolation with your partner sounds kind of ideal, right? Wellllll.

Baroness Shackleton, a top UK lawyer has said that being cooped up with your significant other for 2 weeks could increase your chance of divorce, Telegraph UK reports.

She noted that divorce lawyer's peak times are usually during holidays, and "one only has to imagine what it's going to be like when families are sealed in a property for a long period of time."

Divorce lawyer Amanda Rimmer backs up this prediction, saying "for some, the prospect of being quarantined with their partner will be a welcome opportunity to spend time together, yet for others, it may force simmering tensions in their relationship to rise to the surface."

In China, one marriage registry has seen over 300 couples make appointments to get a divorce since February 24th. The manager, Lu Shijun, said the divorce rate "has soared compared to before [coronavirus]."

Good thing to keep in mind during self-iso folks!