Vacations and Holidays Can Lead to Divorce.
When you work at a busy divorce practice you meet many people who say I really want to get divorced but now is not the right time. The following expressions are almost commonplace in our office..
- “If I can just get through the holidays…”
- “We should wait until the children finish their school year…”
- “I want to wait until after my child's birthday…”
- “I can't divorce my spouse now because in caring for my sick mother…”
- “I don't want to have to explain my divorce to my family during the holidays…”
- “I really should wait until after our family vacation is over… “
The list is seemingly endless. The New York Post recently published an article about a study done at the University of Washington that seems to suggest divorces are more likely the months of March and August. Why you may ask? The study attributes the spike in divorces to couples coming off the holidays or summer vacation. “For a lot of people who are maybe dissatisfied with their marriages, they're discontent, but they're not quite sure what to do about it, the holidays are sort of an opportunity for things to kind of turn around,” Holidays and vacations are intense times for couples in terms of communication, working together, and interacting with family. This can often be the “wake-up call” to the want or need for divorce. While the University of Washington study shows increased divorce filings in March and August, there is never really a great time of the year to get divorced. You can read the full text of the New York Post story here.
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