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‘Bad Behaviour’ Causes More Marriage Breakdowns than Adultery

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A recent major divorce study by Co-operative Legal Services shows that marriages are more likely to break down as a result of bad behaviour – not adultery.

The study analysed more than 5 million divorce cases between 1970 and the present day and as times are changing bad behaviour seems to be more common for the grounds of divorce.

Results showed that couples are half as likely to divorce on grounds of adultery than forty years ago – Whereas complaints of unreasonable behaviour have shot up from 28% in 1970 to almost half (47%) in today’s figures.

In the 1970s 29% of marriages ended because of infidelity, but in comparison, cheating spouses cause just 15% of divorces.

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By Claire Clark on 8 Jan 2014, 11:15 AM

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