So far, in 2021, the statistics have shown that divorce rates are dropping. There could be several reasons for that ranging from financial concerns during a difficult time in the country’s history or being afraid to make a change in a time when so many things aren’t normal.
Early in 2020, divorce rates seemed to be up, because many people were dealing with high levels of stress and financial instability. Now, in 2021, those rates are starting to drop. The economy is largely going back to normal, though it is still in flux, and more people are returning to work. Financial worries have been set aside with stimulus payments in some cases, and others have found ways to make their marriages work despite all the changes happening around them.
There are positives to economic downturns, too
When the economy falters and more people are forced to stay home, that can have a negative or positive effect on a marriage. In family settings, it is certainly stressful if there isn’t enough financial support. However, if the family is still coping financially and there is more time for the couple to enjoy being with one another or their children, then that can improve a relationship significantly.
When life throws lots of changes your way, it is sometimes difficult to know what to do. For some couples, the tension and stress are enough to lead to divorce. For others, that same stress and tension helps them bond and become stronger.
If you’re contemplating divorce, it may be time to seek help
If you’re looking into divorce, remember that there are options that can help you move forward while preserving as many of your assets as possible. Good planning can help take the anxiety out of your divorce and make it easier to get through.