As the news of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s separation hits the headlines, it reminds us that even what seem like the most settled relationships are not without difficulty.

As we return to work, school and normality after the holiday season many of us feel an increasing sense of unhappiness.  If that describes your view at the moment, then you are not alone.  According to official figures, the number of people in the UK who are in unhappy relationships has doubled over the course of the last 6 years.  The Office for National Statistics (ONS) recent data has revealed that more than 1 million British people claim they are  ‘extremely unhappy’ in their current relationship.  This represents 1 person out of every 20 polled for the ONS’ annual wellbeing survey and amounts to twice the number who reported unhappiness 6 years ago.   In addition, 3.5% of those polled said they were “fairly unhappy” – which is double the amount of those surveyed in the 2010 poll.

In the current survey, the number of people who said their relationship was “perfect” fell sharply during the same period, dropping from 9.2% to 5.9%.

Day to day financial and social pressures have a huge impact on relationships.  Given the impact that these factors have on our health and well-being it is vital, as Angelina and Brad have done, to take legal advice at the earliest possible stage so that you can be guided though the process to allow you to buck the trend of the current statistics  and make your life happier again.

For more information on Divorce, or any other family law issue that you and your family may be facing, please contact a member of our dedicated family law team on 0845 287 0939. Alternatively you can complete an online enquiry form and a member of the team will get back to you.