Coronavirus: has the pandemic created an environment ripe for divorce?

4:09 min

The coronavirus pandemic has made it more difficult for couples to wed. But it appears it's also having an adverse effect on those who are married in Sweden.

From March, when the pandemic took hold until the end of September, 18 784 applications for divorce were submitted around Sweden, an increase of 3.4 percent on the corresponding figure last year, according to Statistics Sweden.

Radio Sweden asked Charlotte Ljung, the founder and CEO of a digital platform for divorce and separation, if the pandemic has created an environment ripe for divorce?

What it has done is thrown a perspective on people's relationships,"

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