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Why most people get divorced in March
Divorce is a nasty business and this time of the year business is booming.
“Divorces spike shortly after the holidays. That’s the time when people have finally made the decision get a divorce,” lawyer Mark Ohnstad told the online site Findlaw.
The Website reported it sees a surge in searches for divorce information that starts in January and tops out in March, and divorce searches are growing year over year as well.
Pepper Schwartz – sociology professor at the University of Washington, a sex columnist for magazines and the author of more than a dozen popular books about love and relationships – speculates that the spike in divorces during this month can be attributed to a seasonal enlightenment.
After spending the holidays together, spouses may come to the realization that they are no longer happy and it is time to end their marriages.
"I would suppose that it's the spring season, you just had a long miserable winter together, you've had it," Schwartz told KPLU. "A reawakening of the earth and a reawakening of new possibilities."
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