Divorce rates between heterosexual couples, in England and Wales, slowed to its lowest rate for half a century. This is according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.
Last year the number of divorces was 90,871, which is the lowest number since 1971. Divorcing couples were married on average for 12-and-a-half years and ‘unreasonable behaviour’ was cited as the main reason for the divorces. The number of same-sex couples divorcing has however risen, with 338 in 2017, and 423 in 2018. Lesbian couples accounted for 75% of these.