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12 February 2016 0 Comments
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Recent studies reveal that most people don’t regret their divorce

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A recent survey highlighted in the press by Sir Paul Coleridge, Chairman of the Marriage Foundation, found that 22% of people who divorced felt deep regret – but what about the 78% who, according to the polls, were perfectly happy with their decision?

The study, which questioned 867 divorcees and separated spouses about their experiences, revealed surprisingly uneven numbers – with a staggering 78% of participants claiming to have experienced no regrets whatsoever.

The survey indicated that 21% regretted the way their divorce was conducted, 33% regretted the way it affected their children, and 24% wished they had avoided the financial consequences – yet all of these figures were dwarfed by the number completely content with their divorce choices.

The results follow trends outlined by further research conducted by family law experts last year, which revealed that eight out of ten children would prefer their parents to separate rather than patch up a rocky marriage.

Sir Paul Coleridge may claim that: “a significant proportion of people who separate wish they had not five years down the line”, but, according to the data out there, the majority of divorcees think otherwise.

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