Breakup Sankey

Found this breakup Sankey on Cliff Kuang’s blog, originally created and posted by Lee Byron.

Another very creative use of Sankey diagrams to show how couples split up. No absolute data given, and no percentages either, it is basically a decision graph with Sankey arrows. Some percentages given in the annotations.

Reminded me of this Sankey diagram for focussing on a societal topic.

Has the designer Lee Byron been inspired by his famous namesake’s poem?

When we two parted
In silence and tears,
Half broken-hearted
To sever the years,
Pale grew thy cheek and cold,
Colder, thy kiss;
Truly that hour foretold
Sorrow to this.