According to a recent BBC Worklife article, divorce rates are rapidly increasing around the world – whether you live in China, Sweden, or the United Kingdom. This is true of South Africa as well. Since the already slow cogs of justice ground to a halt for months due to the hard lockdown level 5, South African courts face a backlog in the divorce courts, the likes of which has not been seen before.
Divorce is a huge shock to the system and often comes as a surprise. It is highly unlikely that, at the precise moment you were saying ‘I do’, you were secretly looking forward to the day you get to say ‘I have had enough, let’s part ways’. When you are in love, you might even take offence when the subject is raised!