Many people despise the month of August due to its hot, humid weather.
According to new research, however, the month may have a new reason to
be disliked –
In a new report published by Brian Serafini and Julie Brines of the University
of Washington, online searches for “divorce” and divorce filings
tend to skyrocket during the months of March and August. Derived by studying
the 15 most recent years of divorce filings in Washington, the data reveals
that more than 3.1 million divorce filings were filed in both the months
of March and August from 2001 to 2015. But why is this the case?
According to Serafini and Brines, it is speculated that unhappily married
couples schedule their divorce filings around the winter holidays and
Valentine’s Day, as well as summer vacations. This could be because
couples want to avoid announcing a divorce around family-oriented Christmas
time, especially if they share children. Likewise, couples may decide
their differences are irreconcilable directly following a vacation, either
as a means of not spoiling a family getaway or due to the stress of a
vacation worsening an already strained marriage. The “broken promise”
hypothesis also carries weight, which suggests that people see vacations
and holidays as one last shot to make their relationship work, and when
it doesn’t pan out as planned, they decide it is time to call it quits.
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