Saturday 3 December 2016

Divorces increase as fifth of Britons admit cheating on holiday, survey reveals

Published 25/08/2016 | 00:11

Those questioned cited too much alcohol and getting carried away while on holiday as being the main reasons for their infidelity
Those questioned cited too much alcohol and getting carried away while on holiday as being the main reasons for their infidelity

A mix of sun, sea and alcohol is being blamed for a seasonal rise in divorces as nearly one in five Britons admitted cheating on their partner while on holiday, according to research.

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Most people said they went behind their partner's back while away with friends (34%), or on a stag or hen do abroad (25%), followed by work-related trips (19%).

But 13% admitted cheating while on a holiday with their partner, according to a survey of more than 2,000 married and divorced Britons.

Law firm Slater and Gordon commissioned the research after seeing a rise in the number of clients at this time of year referring to their partner's unfaithfulness while on holiday.

Those questioned cited too much alcohol (34%) and getting carried away while on holiday (36%) as being the main reasons for their infidelity.

Slater and Gordon family lawyer Amy Harris said: "This new research should act as warning to couples about being careful not to cross the line while away, and what may seem like a silly holiday romance can be detrimental to a relationship."

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