When the Relationship Breaks: The Role of Religion in the Process of Coping with Divorce
Keywords:divorce, family, EU, demographic data on marriage and divorces
Divorce represents a frequent and common phenomenon in modern so c iety. The number of partners who wish to divorce is either on the rise or on a constant high. Recent demographic data on marriages and divorces in the European Union shows that the number of marriages per 1000 residents decreased in the few last decades, while the number of divorces increased1. The number of couples who separate is certainly higher especially if we take into consideration that those who are not married or registered in civil unions are not included in the official statistical analyses.