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4 Jul 2020
5:45 am

Pressure can turn a rough stone into a diamond

Sadly, many of those who complained there was not enough intimacy in their relationships are finding out there’s now too much.

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Familiarity, they say, breeds contempt. And the familiarity which has been forced on many married couples in the 100 days of lockdown, has bred enough enmity to burst into the open in the sort of fights which end up in the divorce courts. In Wuhan, the Chinese city where the coronavirus pandemic originated, applications for divorce doubled after their lockdown restrictions were lifted. Psychologists say that fighting between couples at this strange time in history is not only not unusual, it is the natural response of human beings to being cooped up at home. Sadly, many of those who complained...