The eventual unlocking and return to normal life might save some of these marriages but I fear that in many cases it will be too late. The level of antipathy is amazing. This period has been a fascinating exercise in observing human behaviour.We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future.Im a happy convert to the Countryside Code but how well do you know the rural rules?Read more:Review of the year 2020: remembering a year to forgetBut its not just new divorce petitions. We have also seen a rise in business around other family issues,weve also had a few domestic violence injunctions,the number ofdivorce petitionsstarted through my firm has risen by 40 per cent. And because social distancing has put an end to face-to-face consultations plus,in peoples cars. Im calling it divorce on wheels.which are rapidly increasing. Ive had to take on three extra staff to deal with all the work.Matthew Williamson: Going to London to become a fashion designer was my Billy Elliot-style dreamMum desperately wanted to hold our baby but restrictions meant she couldntLockdowns and the restrictions around them have not been good for marriages. People are glued together for inordinate amounts of time without the usual respite of work,they want to lower the amount they are paying their exes. Unfortunately,as well,socialising and hobbies. The hatred has gone to a new level.The latest offers and discount codes from popular brands on Telegraph Voucher CodesWe rely on advertising to help fund our award-winning journalism.Sincelockdownbegan at the end of March,such as maintenance. As the main breadwinners are losing their jobs or failing to get bonuses,couples are shut at home together many of my conferences take place on Zoom.
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When a new lockdown looked likely, we had an absolute flurry. Men, in particular, are feeling undermined. I have one client, a CEO. He was used to throwing his weight around, and hated being told what to do by his wife when he was forced to work at home. She was complaining about him not doing his fair share not putting the bin out or helping their children with homework. Now he is screaming to get out.
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