According to experts and a University of Washington study, divorce filings peaked consistently in March and August over a 14-year period.
The study, conducted by University of Washington associate sociology professor Julie Brines and doctoral candidate Brian Serafini, examined divorce rates in Washington over a 14-year period between the years of 2001 and 2015.
The study showed a rapid decline in divorce rates after the month of August, gradually decreasing until December before climbing up again in January and reaching a peak in March, where once more divorce rates dropped (past research suggests that January through March are months which have the highest incidences of divorce). The results of the study make it clear that holiday divorces are much more common than we may have thought, and that August divorce season can have a profound effect on unhappy couples with children.
This study was for the state of Washington but is consistent with divorce filing increases across the country during the end of Summer months. Many couples see August as a good time to separate or divorce. The Summer is ending with family vacations and couples often try to postpone their divorce until the family vacation is over.
Some couples look at a vacation as a time to try and reconcile their marriage. They feel that a vacation might give each other one last chance to see if they can make their marriage work. It seems that in most situations they are well past the point of making the marriage work and the vacation is their breaking point.
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