This article written for the BBC focuses on statistics which confirm that in the UK and other Western countries, the majority of decisions to divorce in heterosexual relationships are made by the female spouse.

The article goes on to explore the various reasons behind this statistic, and the long-term effects ending the marriage can have on both parties. 

The article makes an interesting read; however it is important to remember that each marriage is of course made up of two, unique individuals. Thus, the general principles from the article are not applicable to all cases.

It will be interesting to see whether the recent overhaul of the divorce system in England and Wales, allowing couples to divorce without any blame/fault, will impact upon the statistics moving forward. Watch this space!