The Divorce Rate in Canada: Grey Divorce, COVID-19 and Woke 

divorce in canada statistics - Divorce Rates
  • 16.4% of divorcees had been married for 25 years or more.

  • 42% of divorces happened in marriages that had lasted between 10 and 24 years

  • Before Covid-19 it was the Gray Divorce and now the Woke movement

  • Any marriage is susceptible to facing certain problems that may define their relationship

  • Abrupt change in daily routines has forced couples to rethink and redesign their day-to-day lives.

COVID-19 pandemic put a sharp stop to daily life

Grey Divorce and Canada’s Divorce Statistics

Why is the Divorce Rate Important to you?

Individuals going through a separation might be interested in divorce statistics for various reasons. Here are few:

  • Understanding Trends: Divorce statistics can provide insight into societal trends and patterns. These trends might influence an individual’s decision-making process or provide a broader perspective on the prevalence and outcomes of divorce.

  • Comparative Analysis: Statistics can offer a comparison point for individuals. For example, understanding the average age of divorce, the common reasons for divorce, or the average duration of marriages before divorce might provide some context to their situation.
  • Preparation: Understanding divorce statistics might help an individual prepare for divorce. For example, statistics about the length of the divorce process, the cost, or the likely division of assets could provide helpful information for planning.

  • Support: Recognizing that divorce is a common experience can offer emotional support. It can help individuals feel less alone and realize that many others have navigated the same challenges.

  • Policy Understanding: Divorce statistics can highlight how divorce laws and policies affect societal trends. This understanding might be necessary for individuals interested in advocacy work or those navigating divorce proceedings.

  • Counselling and Advice: For those seeking or offering advice related to separation and divorce – such as counsellors, therapists, and legal advisors – divorce statistics can provide a valuable backdrop for understanding the experiences of different demographics.

Divorce statistics can offer separating individuals a better understanding of their situation within a broader societal context, help in their preparation and decision-making, and provide some comfort through a challenging life even

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