I'm surprised this isn't bigger news. The numbers are shocking and will cause irreversible damage to families for decades. I know my parents divorce did.
This is why it was really a coup for the lockdown side to be able to frame the conversation in terms of "health vs. economy".So has suicide, so has drug use and other addictive behavior.
The health cost of locking people up far exceeds any alleged benefit lock downs provide.
But on the other hand from the perspective of globalists: increased profits for big centralized companies like Amazon, increase in people seeking 'comfort' in Big Pharma, and if not, then divorce lawyers see a boom in business..
The source of the data is totally suspect. This company is reporting purchases of their online "Divorce Agreement," which is a non-binding template, not in any way an actual divorce. They are extrapolating all kinds of conclusions from this data, without any control group. Their purpose is to create something that can earn viral pickup and drive more business for their company.
For instance, many younger couples are using the service, so they claim "most COVID-19 divorces are between newlyweds." Obviously, a more likely explanation is that younger couples are more comfortable using cheap online forms as part of their divorce proceedings. Older couples, with significant assets, are hiring multiple lawyers.
And then there's even more obvious things. They're comparing this to the same period last year. Are they running more advertising this year? Did they redesign their website to rank higher? Etc.
I am not disputing the findings in any way. They are probably, tragically, UNDERSTATING the impact of COVID on marriages. But, I do need to point out that this is typical marketing nonsense posing as a rigorous study.