# menopause may increase domestic abuse and arguments > A survey conducted by The Family Law Menopause Project and Newson Health Research and Education, shows that 7 in 10 women (73%) who responded blame the menopause for the breakdown of their marriage. A further 67% of the 1,000 women taking part worryingly claimed it increased domestic abuse and arguments.[[Menopause Puts Final Nail in Marriage Coffin#^3ivv8]]