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Divorce In The Time Of Coronavirus

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Lockdowns, working remotely and other COVID-19 factors contributed to an increase in divorces in the Kansas City area, contrasting with lower numbers of divorces nationwide.

Nobody said marriage was easy, but a global pandemic certainly hasn't helped.

COVID-19 forced many couples to not only live together, but work together as well. Citing the constant proximity to one-another, Erica Thompson describes the strain on relationships as "a breakdown in communication with each other." Other factors include financial pressures from the pandemic and increasing infidelity as communities begin re-opening.

Steve Kraske is the host of KCUR's Up To Date. Follow him on Twitter @stevekraske.
Zach Wilson is the associate producer for KCUR's Up To Date.
Chris Young is an Assistant Producer for KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at chrisy@kcur.org.