Married life has its challenges, and the year 2020 did all it could to make them even bigger. Some reports say that there’s been a 34% increase in sales of divorce agreements between newlyweds recently. But what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
The marriages that survived this ordeal are now stronger than ever. People were forced to spend more time together, and it caused all kinds of funny situations. And luckily, they are more than willing to share them. We have compiled a list of the funniest 50 tweets about marriage, and we know you will find them totally relatable.
Dr. Lise Deguire, a psychologist and writer of “Flashback Girl: Lessons on Resilience From a Burn Survivor,” says that because of the quarantine, our everyday routines changed immensely. “Most of us have stayed home full-time for many months. Usually, we get our social needs met by lots of people and not just our spouse. Normally, married people are able to go out and connect with friends, family, and coworkers.”
The Coronavirus pandemic made that impossible, which means that “we have had to rely on our spouses for almost all of our companionship needs.” Lise continued, saying that for some couples, especially the ones who were already unhappy, “this time has been extremely tiring.”
But things weren’t all that bad. Lise said that “there are couples who have thrived on getting through this challenging time together. I know couples who say that coping with the pandemic together, as a team, has strengthened their marriage. Sometimes adversity does have an upside.”
Meanwhile, numerous law-firms specialized in divorces agree that the Coronavirus created "the perfect storm" for people living together during the lockdown. It acted as a catalyst for many breakups and divorces. This is especially visible with couples who already had difficulties and disguised their problems with individual routines and spending time apart.
Carly Kinch, a partner at Stewarts law firm, thinks that the reasons why people are separating haven't necessarily changed. "You've always had the underlying current of 'I'm unhappy with this or that at home.' But I think it has just brought the focus on domestic arrangements really into much more sharp focus than they would ordinarily be," she told the reporters.
But there is a significant increase in women who are instigating divorces. As it turns out, 76% of new cases came from female clients, which is 16% higher than a year ago. Carly thinks it's because of a "disproportionate share of housework and childcare that falls on females" in heterosexual households.