adultery not main cause for divorce any longer in England

Adultery is no longer the main cause for divorce in England

Filing for divorce under the terms of adultery is no longer the leading reason for marital breakups in the UK, new research has found.

According to a study by accountancy firm Grant Thornton, who release an annual survey on divorce in the UK, ‘growing apart’ is now the most common reason cited for cause of divorce.

The lack of emotional chemistry is now the leading cause of divorce in England & Wales.

Since the survey began in 2003, adultery had always been the number one cause of divorce, with 25% of cases citing that as the main reason for splitting up. In the most recent survey,  27% of respondents said ‘falling out of love’ was the primary cause of marriage breakdown.

Other common reasons for divorcing were: unreasonable behaviour (17%), mid-life crisis (10%) and money (5%).

Link to download the Grant Thornton survey