“What’s Love Got to Do with It” is the title of new research published by the Australian National University. It is reported that the study identifies factors that lead to couples separating and based on the couples tracked these include :
Wizened prunes or where a husband is more than 9 years older than his wife.
Parental example where one of the couple’s parents separated .
Ashtrays or where one of the couple smokes and the other does not.
Surprisingly factors which appeared to have less effect than assumed, included unemployment, children and a wife’s employment status.
All of which would lead me to believe that any influx of clients as a perceived result of the economic downturn, is more likely to be because one of them has taken to smoking to try to help cope with the situation, turned into a mature wrinkly in the process and/or been comforted by or taken advice from the older generation.