Families look forward to seasonal events throughout the year. Seasonal events are also times for family gatherings and get-a-ways to break up the routine of the previous weeks. Divorce hovers around these seasonal events and catches many couples in its grip. Families and couples may decide that a change of scenery will provide a different perspective in their lives, and thus provide ideas on how to fix the problem areas. The stress of school spring break or the start of the school year for children is the prime time for divorce to become a reality.
- you might be headed for a divorce! It’s true – new research finds that divorces tend to rise following vacations.
- People tend to face the holidays with rising expectations, despite what disappointments they might have had in years past.
- The researchers began by looking at divorce rates throughout the state of Washington, and considered multiple factors that might play a role, such as current economic and employment issues.
“This study, from the University of Washington, discovered that divorce is seasonal during the periods following both winter and summer vacations. That suggests divorce might be driven by a “domestic ritual” calendar that governs family behavior.”