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Do divorce rates increase after the holidays?

On Behalf of | Jan 1, 2023 | Divorce

While many couples may look forward to spending more time together during the holidays, there may be some scenarios in which this season could place significant strain on a marriage. Studies indicate that holiday stress is just one example of an issue that could leave individuals in Pennsylvania to reevaluate their situations and wonder if divorce might be the healthiest path. Knowing the types of issues one might experience during this season could help individuals who are facing marital strain prepare to make informed choices about their future. 

Approaching a new year 

According to experts, there are a variety of scenarios in which the holiday season could place a strain on a relationship. Hectic schedules could lead to disagreements about how best to manage time and while similar arguments may prove uneventful in some situations, sometimes differences of opinion could also stem from existing issues that remain unresolved. Fights over finances remain a common source of conflict in marriages and similar issues may prove more prevalent during the holiday season. 

Experts also indicate when approaching a new year, some individuals may feel that the holiday stress only acted to highlight deeply rooted issues in the relationship. Some may also choose to use this time to evaluate their situations and what they want from their lives, and this may lead to questions about whether the other party still has similar goals or if life may be leading a couple down separate paths. While addressing similar factors can be an intimidating concept, it may also be necessary to prepare to take steps to protect one’s future. 

A new stage of life 

Individuals in Pennsylvania who feel that divorce is the best path may still have concerns about how best to prepare for the process. When facing a similar situation, a person could choose to retain the services of a family law attorney for advice in covering every aspect involved with dissolving a marriage. An attorney can evaluate a client’s wishes and concerns and assist in developing a strategy with which to seek the best outcome possible regarding his or her future. 

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