We are only a few days from the holidays and the end of holiday season. For a lot of people this is an extremely stressful time of the year. From Thanksgiving straight through to New Years, it seems that there is always something planned. More people to see, places to go. There are holiday parties for work and school and family and friends. There is hardly time to breathe, never mind to do any holiday planning of your own or holiday shopping for the gifts.
It is a non-stop train ride that is all meant to be fun, but the truth is that it can be extremely stressful and loaded with anxiety. The biggest stress of the holiday season is the costs related to everything. It is a very expensive time of the year.
When you take the stress of the season and the stress and anxiety of money, it can turn into a very volatile combination.
The months immediately following the holidays are notorious for being the time of the year where more divorces are started than in any other part of the year. On the popular law-related website, FindLaw, searches for divorce climb by 50% in January, February and March.
Why is it that divorce spikes right after the holidays? As we had said, the holidays are very stressful time and a very expensive time, as well. There are things you can do to work through the stress and anxiety with your partner or spouse and avert those emotional fights that tend to lead to divorce.
Most cases of divorce are started after an emotional event. Once proceedings are started based on an emotional event, the process stays emotional throughout the whole process causing you to continue to act emotionally. If you follow the items listed here, you could avert some of the more emotional discussions and learn to deal with the stress and anxiety that often leads to rash decisions.