Divorce Rates Are High In U.S. Amid Pandemic – Does This Include You?
Not necessarily breaking news at all. Honestly, I called this early on in the pandemic. Turns out being home with your spouse 24/7 is not as glamorous as it sounds. I am joking, it does not sound glamorous at all. I also called for an increase in babies being born, but that is a story for a different day.
Turns out the vows 'for better, or worse' - do not mean the pandemic. According to the New York Post, the number of people divorcing this year in the United States, is 34 percent higher from March through June compared to 2019. Can you really blame these people? Maybe you are one of the many getting divorced during the pandemic. My question to you then is - was it something that has been coming, or was the constant time spent with your spouse that you put you over the edge?
I am not married, but I do live with my boyfriend Nick. I am lucky in the fact that I did continue to come into the station everyday. Nick did not have the luxury of working so he was home. That time apart during the day was good for both of us. What was new for us was being together each and every night. No events, no shows, just us. It is amazing what you can learn about your partner when you are together so much. I had no idea Nick chewed so loud. Weird. He didn't realize how much wine I drank. Weird.
All kidding aside, I hope your relationship survives the pandemic. There are enough things to blame the pandemic for - I hope your marriage is not one of them.