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8th January Branded 'Divorce Day'

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Financial pressures and family tensions over the Christmas period are blamed for the surge in divorce enquiries.

A survey of 2,000 married adults found more than a third (37%) said financial pressures were the biggest challenge to their marriage, while 22% said most of their arguments centred on money.

Of those who said they had considered leaving their partner, a quarter (25%) said they stayed together because they were worried about their children and 24% were concerned about losing their home.

Shockingly, more than a quarter (27%) of those surveyed admitted they had cheated but not told their partner, while 7% said they had carried the secret for more than 10 years.

Nearly one in 10 (8%) said they were likely to sleep with someone other than their partner in 2018.

Recent data from the Office for National Statistics showed there was a 5.8% increase in divorces between heterosexual couples in 2016 compared with the previous year.

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