With summer vacations and long, relaxing days mostly behind us now, Floridians are facing a return to reality. Now it’s time for everyone to go back to work and school. The next break many people get could be several months away and coupled with the stress of the holidays, which makes saying goodbye to summer that much harder.
However, this time of year could make it easier to say goodbye to an unhappy, unsatisfying marriage. According to a recent study, the number of people filing for divorce spikes in the month of August.
Recently, sociologists examined data related to the rate of divorce in one state. They found that throughout the year, there were two definitive spikes: one in March and one in August.
The timing of these spikes is believed to correlate with the social calendar many people adhere to in terms of holidays. For instance, many people take family vacations during the summer and have time off work for holidays like the Fourth of July and Labor Day. These occasions often result in more time spent with family and raised expectations that a strained relationship can be repaired with time away from the daily grind.
In reality, however, the pressure of vacations and the demands of a summer social calendar can ultimately do more harm than good to an already tenuous relationship. Instead of reconnecting, battling spouses can wind up more unhappy than they were before holidays and vacations.
Because of this and the fact that people typically have fewer social obligations in the next few months, August appears to be a popular time to make the decision and file for divorce.
What this means for you if you are considering divorce is that you are not alone. Further, it is a statistical representation of why you could be more motivated to file for divorce now as opposed to continuing to put off the difficult decision. Should you find yourself in this situation, now could be a good time to consult an attorney and get the process of divorce started. It is never going to be an easy thing to do, but filing now could be easier than waiting until later in the year.