A marriage agency in Dazhou, Sichuan Province of south-western China has had over 300 applications for divorce in the past two months. Other cities have had to limit the amount of divorces applications they will grant per day, possibly to discourage people from making such drastic decisions, but it hasn’t slowed down the public at all. They just wait for the next available date, people are actually queuing to get a divorce.
Is this something we can learn from in the future or is this just an experiment that proves the futility of marriage and the dark side of isolation? It’s hard to tell at the moment. Some are saying that the spike in divorces could be simply because people are stressed and want an easy way out of the situation, others say that the quarantine was an awakening to people’s real needs and life goals. So which one is it? Only time will tell.