Relationship Breakdown
and the Workplace

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Groundbreaking research shows that high-pressure work environments are having a negative impact on home relationships which in turn are having a major impact on how the UK’s high-earners perform at work.

Relationship breakdown and it’s impact on the workplace is probably more common than you think and costs more than you might imagine.

At work

This affects

£100k+ Earners 50%

50% of high earners 

said work pressures affect their personal relationships

However, employer response is often poor

50%
Employers unware of the issue
24%
Knew, but offered nothing
17%
Knew and offered time off

This affects

 At Home

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This affects

0

High earners are 

times more likely

to experience relationship difficulties

69% of high earners 

said they have experienced serious relationship difficulty whilst in their current or similar role. 

69%
Experienced serious relationship difficulty

This is a stark contrast to 20% within Great Britain as a whole.

20%

This affects

At Work

£100k+ Earners​ 42%

42% of high earners 

say their problems in personal relationships resulted in poor performance at work

This is a similar figure to those who will be diagnosed with a mental illness in their lifetime.

An issue that costs UK Employers £42-45bn per year.

Cost of mental health issues £42-45bn
Cost of relationship impact on poor performance - £??bn

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Research Partners

This research was done jointly by Soulmates Academy (The 4 Habits), law firm Howard Kennedy (who commissioned the YouGov surveys), and the think tanks Marriage Foundation and Relationships Foundation.