Survey finds 15% have had a relationship breakup during COVID

Not feeling the love

Close quarters can take a toll on those quarantining together, and one study has found that 4,673,565 Canadians (15 per cent of the population) have experienced a relationship break-up since the beginning of the pandemic.

BC came in third at 17 per cent in the calling it quits department, behind Quebec at 23 per cent and Nova Scotia at 21 per cent.

Breaking it down by age 25 per cent of Canadians between the ages of 18 to 24 have seen their relationships go covid caput.

Canadians from 35 to 44 have split at the rate of 14 per cent and 21 per cent in that age category said the pandemic has had a negative effect on their relationship.

Canadians navigating COVID-19 alone sit at 42 per cent, according to this new study from Finder Canada, a financial planning company.

Those who have partners are complaining of quarantine quirks, which are new behaviours exhibited during lockdown, and 55 per cent admitted to having at least one quirk that irks them.

In BC, the top three COVID conundrums include spending too much time with their partner, track pants being the go-to wardrobe choice of their partner too often and their partner drinking too much at the rate of 13 per cent for each offence.

Residents of BC are most stressed about cabin fever due to lockdown at 44 per cent, financial stress sits at 41 per cent and rising COVID cases at 36 per cent.

When it comes to he said, she said, nationally men are bothered much more by their partners quirks at 61 per cent while women are at 46 per cent.

The track pants thing bugs men more at 14 per cent while women are more chill at only eight per cent making that complaint.

Both men and women are rolling their eyes at spending too much time together at 13 per cent while men are more irritated about their partner's online spending at 17 per cent while only eight per cent of women say that bothers them.

Overall 41 per cent of Canadians say that cabin fever is the biggest stressor and 52 per cent of those aged 55 to 64 said they're having the hardest time with it.

At 40 per cent Canadians say the rise in COVID cases are a big stressor while finances come in at 39 per cent.

Additional stresses including the US political chaos at 28 per cent, 24 per cent of Canadians are struggling to try to balance work and school while 19 per cent are restless about their relationships.

Canadian women are significantly more stressed than men on specific stressors, including fear of COVID cases rising which covers 45 per cent of women versus 36 per cent of men, finances sees 45 per cent of women stressed versus 35 per cent of men. Cabin fever sits at 44 per cent of women versus 39 per cent of men.

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