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Divorce Rates Spike in the Spring


Divorce rates tend to spike during the spring, here are 3 theories why.

The Winter Holidays Are Over
Stress and financial pressure after the holidays can put a strain on the relationship, leading to conflicts and disagreements. Many will push through Christmas, New Year’s, and even Valentine’s Day with the hope that the holidays will improve the situation, but that’s rarely the case. It’s more likely that the holidays will cause an even greater divide.

By the time everything has calmed down a few months later, the couple is ready to go their separate ways.

Spring is a Time to Start Fresh
Most of us are familiar with the concept of spring-cleaning: out with the old, in with the new. While this certainly applies to cleaning our homes, it also applies to our mental and emotional well-being. Many people start to evaluate their thoughts and emotions in the days leading up to spring so they can start fresh with the season. They may find that their current relationship is keeping them from the success and happiness they want, leading them to divorce.

A Couple Made New Years’ Resolutions
New Year’s resolutions are a time-honored tradition, and some couples who have had a rough go in the months leading up to the new year may create a resolution to work through their problems. But this resolution usually comes with a deadline. Once March rolls around, these couples are often ready to take the next step and meet with a divorce lawyer if they haven’t fixed their problems.