Ask any divorce attorney and he or she will tell you that divorces come in waves, and the peaks of those waves generally happen in March, not long after Valentine's Day, and August, shortly before we start gearing up for holiday season. New research recently confirmed these divorce lawyer murmurings about seasonal cycles, and it appears that they are right.
Researchers point out that couples tend to try and repair their relationships over the winter holiday seasons. However, when these efforts fail, which usually is readily apparent once Valentine's Day comes around, the tides may shift in favor of divorce. Then, if the couple was able to survive the post-holiday blues, by the time summertime is ending and the kids are gearing up to return to school, relationships again founder. Not so coincidentally, this is the time when nationwide suicide rates are rising, and many couples buckle under the stress of their failed unions. Finding the courage to call it quits by taking formal legal action can be liberating.