Divorce increases in the Balearic Islands

EVERY day, a total of nine marriagesbreak up in the Balearic Islands.

This figure represents a 10 per cent increase compared to the previous year, according to a study carried out by the Balearic Islands Family Policies Institute (IPFB).

Specifically, the report shows that in 2014, 3,335 break ups (3,181 divorces and 154 separations) took place.

“Ninety-five per cent of break ups were divorces and six out of 10 were non-consensual or contentious,” says the report and adds that a stable family based on marriage is more often than not the one that shows the best results, as they receive stronger support from governments than other types of families.

The PIFB defines a sustainable family as: “A family that ensures the wellbeing of all its members without putting at risk the wellbeing of the rest of society or future generations.”

Finally, the IPFB has proposed to the Balearic Islands regional government the creation of family policies that prevent family crisis through data provided by the fields of psychology, medicine, sociology and economy.

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