As we’re about to enter the new year, some people may be wondering whether their relationship is on the rocks. Last year saw the highest rise in divorce rates in England and Wales for more than two decades, according to the Office for National Statistics. And the most popular day to divorce – the first working day of January – is coming right up. One law firm has decided to spell out the signs you could be heading for a split. Claire O’Donnell from Lake Legal said that if people notice two or more of these signs in their relationship, couples should sit down and address them. “January is one of the busiest times of year for divorce lawyers as spending time together over the holidays can often prove the final straw,” she commented. “It is possible to get a troubled relationship back on track, and it is essential to act quickly when you spot the early signs that things are heading for divorce.” Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK . Read more from Yahoo Style UK: A third of Brits admit to using a dating app while in a relationship More than half of divorcees blame online dating for relationship breakdown Parenting through a divorce
On Sunday night, Hollywood’s golden couple Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announced they were splitting after eight years of being married. The shock revelation is nothing new in the age where one in five couples in the UK regularly consider separating . Relationship experts have agreed that a simple lack of respect is the ultimate reason behind why many couples divorce. But there are plenty more (and they don’t always involve constant arguing). “For some people, it is a slow recognition of a number of factors that begin to emerge in their relationship, while for others, there is a defining moment – when they realise that the relationship simply can’t last, often when you realise that you no longer love the person that they are with, or sadly, that they no longer love you,” says dating coach and behavioural psychologist Jo Hemmings . “If you want to address the issues that are building up in your relationship, then the only way to truly understand whether you have a future together is to talk it through with your partner and tell them how you are feeling, however difficult it seems,” she adds. “Sometimes these feelings will be to do with something else altogether like illness or work stress, but if you don’t communicate, it will tend to get worse. If you are the one who is feeling like you don’t see a future, than it is kinder to be honest, rather than let your partner continue to suffer in fear and concern.” We got some more tips from some of the UK’s leading relationship and marriage experts to find out the major warning signs that could spell the end of your relationship. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for non-stop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day. For Twitter updates, follow @YahooStyleUK . Read more from Yahoo Style UK: More than half of divorcees blame online dating for relationship breakdown Parenting through a divorce: How to keep stress and sadness for children to a minimum 1.6 million people broke up over Brexit
Lauryn’s Facebook post takes jabs at her ‘compulsive liar’ husband. “Please help remove this beautiful Maggie Sottero dress from my life. It looks stunning on, enough to distract you from the fact you are entering into a marriage with a compulsive liar,” she writes.
Apparently, more than half of British people blame their divorce on online dating. Researchers at www.VoucherCodesPro.co.uk asked 2,476 British divorcees how long they had been married for, and to pick from a list which reason for marriage breakdown applied to them most. Respondents that answered this were asked to divulge, and in response, the majority (52%) stated that their partner had an active online dating profile while they were married, 29% said that they used online dating while still married to their partner and the remaining 19% revealed that they met their partner online – and believed this was a reason their marriage wasn’t meant to be.
Who gets custody of the ring when a couple doesn’t make it up the aisle? Breaking up is hard to do, particularly if, like Mariah Carey, you’re all set to walk up the aisle. Not only do you have to cancel the vicar, tear up the seating plan and kiss goodbye to your dream dress, but you also have to figure out who gets custody of the engagement ring.
Amber Heard has penned an emotional open letter urging victims of domestic violence to find their inner “strength” and speak up. The 30-year-old actress continued by opening up about the “cold, hard, truth” women who find themselves victims of domestic violence have to deal with.
With Brad Pitt reportedly blindsided by Angelina Jolie filing for divorce this week, how can a marriage deteriorate so badly that the decision to end it takes one side by surprise? Did it really come out of the blue for Brad or did he ignore the alarm bells? Relationship experts share the warning signs of a marriage on course for divorce and explain how to navigate the rocky ground of separation and come out in one piece.
The latest UK national statistics show that 48% of divorcing couples have at least one child, and over a fifth have children under five. “Going through a separation or divorce is one of the toughest situations a parent may face,” explains Jo Wiltshire, parenting expert for childcare.co.uk. “Not only do you have to deal with your own feelings and practicalities, you also have your children’s needs and feelings to think about – and often they may express a range of feelings from shock and confusion to anger and sadness.
The Relationship Distress Monitor report outlines how parenting stresses and financial pressures are leaving almost 1.4 million families at breaking point. It is also claimed that the effects of constant bickering and stresses at home have a ‘far-reaching’ impact on children, who are then more likely to fall into antisocial behaviour and crime. Dr David Marjoribanks, senior policy officer at the charity Relate, which carried out the report, said: ‘It is not just the actual breakdown of the relationship itself, it’s specifically the conflict that surrounds that.
Rosie and I rented bikes, and we would bike all the way across Rome. Tell me about the new HBO series you’re starring in, Divorce. Speaking of HBO, Darren Star recently made comments that the ending of SATC in which Carrie ended up married sort of betrayed the original idea of the series.
The vast majority of marriages begin with the hope that they’ll last happily ever after, ’til death do you part. According to GeekWire, the tweely named, Seattle-based ‘SwanLuv’ is a business that’s willing to dish out loans of up to $10K for newly married couples.