In popular culture, the cheating husband is one of the biggest villains out there. But according to recent numbers dug up by The Guardian, it looks like another type of husband has taken the crown as main kind women want to divorce: the rude ones.
That's right, the boorish man has beat the cheating man as the main cause of divorce.
Co-operative Legal Services, a company in the UK, compared the grounds for divorce in the '70s, '80s, '90s and 2000s as well as the present day. It found that while in the '70s, 29% of marriages ended because of adultery, the latest figures show only 15% of divorces were down to infidelity. In the '70s unreasonable behavior was cited in 28% of cases but it now accounts for almost half of all divorces (47%).
But what kind of actions Examples of unreasonable behavior given to lawyers for divorce include an unsociable husband making his wife feel guilty when she wanted to go out with her friends; a cross-dressing husband who decided to have a sex change; and a spouse withdrawing all the family savings—and burning it in the bedroom. However, as bad as men have been, Christina Blacklaws, director of policy at Co-operative Legal Services, has also seen a rise in divorces going the other way for the same reason
"The widely held belief was that divorces were granted because of unreasonable male behavior," she said, "but there has been a marked shift over the decades, with men now five times more likely than in the 70s to be granted a divorce because of the unreasonable actions of wives"
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