Pandemic Drives Couples to Divorce or to Seek Help

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Susan Myres, JD, president, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML); founding principal, Myres & Associates, PLLC, Houston.

Peter Walzer, JD, founding accomplice, Walzer-Melcher, LLP, Los Angeles; fast past-president, AAML.

Cheryl Hepfer, JD, principal, Offit Kurman, Bethesda, MD.  

Tina Timm, PhD, LMFT, affiliate professor, Michigan State University School of Social Work, East Lansing.

Paula Pietromonaco, PhD, professor emerita, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Maya Luetke, MSPH, PhD candidate, School of Public well being, University of Indiana, Bloomington.

Karen Forsthoff, licensed marriage and household therapist, San Francisco.

Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy: “Romantic Relationship Conflict Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Changes in Intimate and Sexual Behaviors in a Nationally Representative Sample of American Adults.”
American Psychologist: “Applying Relationship Science to Evaluate How the COVID-19 Pandemic May Impact Couples’ Relationships.”

McKinsey & Company: “Women in the Workplace: Corporate America is at a Critical Crossroads.”

News launch, McKinsey.

Bloomberg News: “China’s Divorce Spike Is a Warning to Rest of Locked-Down World.”

News launch, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

NBC News: “Facing dual challenges of work and home-schooling, more women are sacrificing their careers.”

Monmouth University Polling Institute: “Relationships Weather the Pandemic.”

Legal Templates: “US Divorce Rates Soar During COVID-19 Crisis.”

Legal Articles: “How Does the Waiting Period for Divorce Work?”
Baltimore Sun: “New law eases path to divorce for many couples.”


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