Experts say these trying times make it difficult to lean on each other as most are facing these challenges simultaneously and for the first time.
By Published: Oct. 12, 2020 at 10:39 PM EDT
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – A global pandemic mixed with civil unrest and other national issues are causing some couples to split for good.
“Some of us can tolerate things for months, some for years, some for decades, but a trauma like this a pandemic can really expedite the process,” said Northern Illinois University Professor Suzanne Degges-White.
Some reports say divorce rates are up more than 30 percent compared to 2019.
“For the couples that maybe not necessarily needed to work on those communication skills, listening skills, or compromising because of the previous lifestyle they seem to be the ones who have struggled the most,” said Executive Director of KP Counseling Kevin Polky.