With a couple of more weeks left in the month, lovebirds, beware: March is known as the breakup month.
According to FindLaw.com, the No. 1 website for free consumer-focused legal information with more than 5.1 million visits per month, found that between 2008 and 2011, divorce-related searches peaked during the month of March. The analysis revealed that divorces spike in January, continue to rise and peak in late March, which experts believe is expected.
“While couples may have been thinking about divorce for some time, and taking steps such as obtaining marital counseling to save their marriage, many men and women may put off their decision to file to avoid additional stress during the holiday season,” says Mark Ohnstad, an attorney with the Minneapolis law firm Thomsen Nybeck. “Couples with children may want to have one last holiday season together as a family.”
In another study, David McCandless and his team sampled 10,000 Facebook status updates for the phrases “break up” and “broken up,” and discovered that people break up before social occasions like Spring Break and the summer – peaking in March, many end relationships on a Monday, and people have the decency not to dump their significant others on important holidays like Christmas Day.
Good luck this March!