Divorce- Are you coping?

Graph taken from National Statistics Online

It’s that time of year when there’s talk of break ups and heart aches. The start of the year is always a common time for relationships to end and divorces to take place. However, recent statistics claim rates are down 2.5 percent since 2007.

After speaking to relationship councillor Elizabeth Gritt from Relate in Lincoln, we are reminded to remember those of you still dealing with divorce.

“We do get many families dealing with divorce come to us through our family counselling services; lots of children out there need the support. It’s good for them to know they can talk about it, because talking helps and is a great start to improvement.”

The number of people getting married is getting lower at around 270,000 a year. Although divorce rates are falling it is still half of the number of people getting married that are splitting up. This means that at least 110,000 of you saw your parents separate and that’s not including those who split up and weren’t married to begin with.

It isn’t all doom and gloom though and after speaking to people who have experienced divorce in their family, all ends well and there can even be some perks.

Listen to CityVibe@5’s report with Amy Hunter on coping with divorce.

If you’re seeking help and simply just want someone to talk to, then Relate is just one of the places in Lincoln that can help. Their website is www.relate-lincs.co.uk.

For more information on divorce statics, visit  http://www.statistics.gov.uk/StatBase/Product.asp?vlnk=14124