Divorce Peaks After Family Vacations

August 22, 2016 in Daily Bulletin

Hannah Nichols looked at how the calendar affects divorce rates:

  • A study found that divorces peak during August and March.
  • These are the months right after winter and summer school holidays.
  • One explanation for this could be that struggling couples want to make it to the holidays to see if something like a Christmas vacation can save the relationship.
  • But perhaps the disillusionment that comes with an unsuccessful vacation is what pushes couples over the edge.
  • The peak in August might also be a result of couples wanting to sort out what a post-marriage family structure will look like before kids start a new school year.
  • And there’s more sun in the August – something that leads to increased activity and motivations to act.

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Source: MNT