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She said: "So many families are breaking up, putting a great deal of pressure on the system.
The study shows we are now in National Break-Up Season, the period between the December holidays and Valentine's Day when people are more than twice as likely to think about breaking up than at any other time of the year.
Breaking up with someone through e-mail or phone while they are at work is worse than doing the same thing while they are at home.