Net Blamed for Relationship Problems

9 January 2014, 08:23 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

Spending too much time on the internet is being blamed for more couples breaking up in the East Midlands.

Relate, a support charity in Derbyshire, has told Capital that calls to their support centre went up 50% over Christmas and New Year.

Bev Miller is the centre director:

'Their relationship is breaking up because maybe one partner is having an affair online or engaging in social networks that maybe doesn't feel terribly appropriate in terms of the couple relationship or family relationship'.

Bev has also said financial pressure and money worries are putting a strain on young people's relationships too:

'There are issues around whether they're going to get work once they leave school, student debt. I think they're all concerns that people have and how they manage them and then their relationships.'