Has The Lockdown Harmed Marriages?

Married couple in lockdown together

The following are the results of a survey/poll sent to members of our mailing list.

These couples surveyed were married as of January 19, 2021.

The survey/poll asked the following question:

Has the lockdown and other changes to life from the COVID-19 pandemic affected your marriage relationship?

The following options were provided:

  • The lock down has not changed my marriage.
  • The lock down has harmed my marriage.
  • The lock down has been good for my marriage.

2429 people responded to this survey conducted January 19, 2021 to our email list.

Of the 2429 respondents:

  • 17% answered that the pandemic had been good for their marriage
  • 72% answered that the pandemic had not changed their marriage
  • 11% answered that the pandemic had harmed their marriage

Male/Female Responses

Women were more likely to say their marriage had improved than men.

Men were more likely to say that their marriage had become worse.

21% of women said that their marriage had improved compared to 14% of men.

15% of men said that their marriage was worse compared to 7% of women.

Question: Are You Considering Divorce?

Respondents were also asked if they were considering divorce as of January 19, 2021.

Of the respondents, 19.98% (284) said that they were considering divorce.

*This number is down 29% from our 2019 survey of 1277 married couples where 357 or 28% responded that they were considering divorce.

Demographics of Respondents:

  • 48.7% of respondents were from the United States.
  • 21.4% of respondents were from the United Kingdom
  • 5.8% of respondents were from India
  • 5.2% Canada
  • 4.6% Philippines

Sex of Respondents:

  • 54% female
  • 46% male

Age of Respondents:

  • 18-24 years 10.6%
  • 25-34 years 23.7%
  • 35-44 years 37.5%
  • 45-54 years 14.9%
  • 55-64 years 9.1%
  • 65+ years 4.2%

It appears that some married couples experienced trauma induced limerence from the uncertainty and fear of the lockdowns of 2020-2021 and that such a spark fueled them to work out their issues and improve their marriage relationship.

Coach Lee
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