12. Relationship woes
The number of couples divorcing worldwide is increasing year after year. In many countries, more than half of couples who’ve said ‘I do’ are now saying ‘I don’t’. In the UK the number of divorces per year is almost half the number of marriages.
So, should we start issuing divorce papers with every marriage certificate to save time? Well not every country is reporting a race towards marital meltdown. Italy reports only 12% of marriages ending in divorce, Cyprus 13%, Spain 17% and Greece 18%. Maybe it’s the Mediterranean climate or something they put in the olive oil, but the marriages in these sunny climes are far more likely to last the course than those in many other countries.
What makes the difference? Why is divorce ...