China has recorded a significant increase in divorce rates as ‘couples are spending too much time together at home’ during Coronavirus self-isolation.

Across China, over 300 couples have applied to get a divorce since February 24, said Lu Shijun, the manager of a marriage registry in Dazhou, Sichuan Province of south-western China.
According to officials, the sharp increase of divorce requests could be caused by the fact that the couples have spent too much time in close quarters under quarantine.

‘The divorce rate in the district has soared compared to before the coronavirus outbreak’ Mr Lu told the local press yesterday.
‘Young people are spending a lot of time at home. They tend to get into heated arguments because of something petty and rush into getting a divorce,’ Mr Lu explained.

Another factor could be a result of delayed applications due to the council offices closing for nearly a month during the coronavirus epidemic.

China has recorded a significant increase in divorce rates as ‘couples are spending too much time together at home’ during Coronavirus self-isolation.

Across China, over 300 couples have applied to get a divorce since February 24, said Lu Shijun, the manager of a marriage registry in Dazhou, Sichuan Province of south-western China.
According to officials, the sharp increase of divorce requests could be caused by the fact that the couples have spent too much time in close quarters under quarantine.

‘The divorce rate [in the district] has soared compared to before [the coronavirus outbreak],’ Mr Lu told the local press yesterday.
‘Young people are spending a lot of time at home. They tend to get into heated arguments because of something petty and rush into getting a divorce,’
 Mr Lu explained.

Another factor could be a result of delayed applications due to the council offices closing for nearly a month during the coronavirus epidemic.

Scientists have been debating about whether spending time in close quarters is beneficial for couples.  

A 2018 study found couples who lived together before marriage had lower divorce rates in the first year, compared to couples who didn’t. But higher divorce rates appeared after people living with their spouses for five years or longer. 

Another research showed living together could protect lovers against getting a divorce. 

But in this case, can we say staying together have lead them to discover some things which was hidden by busy schedules.