Updated: Jun 8
I'm guessing you're reading this because the title peaked your curiosity to simply find out what the most common divorce months are?
Or, perhaps you're struggling a bit or on the brink of divorce and you wanted to see if maybe knowing these two months would give you some sort of a sign or even normalize some of your feelings.
On the other hand, maybe you're reading because you want all the info you can get on avoiding divorce because you want your marriage to thrive. Regardless of why you're reading, I'm glad that you are.
We won’t make you wait anymore, those months are March and August. But now that you've got the info you came for, please keep reading....
March and August seem like odd months for divorce rates to be high, but there is a reason they are. In fact, I'm writing this in June on purpose. Both March and August are on the heels of some catalyst times and events that can sometimes lead to divorce, so of course it is our hope to derail some of them.
In the months before March are some big holiday seasons. Lots of family get togethers and lots of Christmas debt collected. Let’s not forget Valentines Day, the all about love holiday.
All of these occasions can create a perfect storm for some intense bickering and highlighting of marital emptiness. We'll be back to fill you in on more of the March contributors when that season rolls around again, but for now, let's focus on the one at hand, Summer.
Summer time can create a great platform for last ditch efforts for couples who have already been struggling. The kids are home and they easily become the focus. No one wants to ruin the kids summer with a divorce, so why not go all in for the next few months and then separate once school starts again? This genuinely is the school of thought for a lot of couples.
It's also vacation time, and we all know how well a good ol' happy family vacation will fix a marriage! No, really. Couples all over are being deceived into thinking that a nice vacation will fix their marital woes. It won't.
Vacations can provide us a lot of things, but fixing a marriage, is not one of them. In fact, the opposite tends to happen. So much weight is put into the perfect vacation bonding you again as a couple, that when it just slightly goes awry, it sends the couple plummeting down into the "this is never going to work" pit. I mean after all, if we can't get along on the beach during a vacation, then we're never going to be able to get along. The last ditch proves to be fruitless.
The problem with the vacation method is not the vacation itself. In fact, vacations can be AMAZING for reconnecting couples, just not when they include so much denial.
The bottom line is this, if you're struggling in your marriage, there is no magical cure. Make a decision today to stop looking for one. The truth is, you have to work to change it!
Don't depend on vacations, holidays or wishes of new beginnings to fix your marriage. Also, don't let those times stress you out so much that they increase division.
The reality is, the only thing that will fix your marriage is trusting God for redemption and making a decision to actively begin working on it...Did you hear that? Read it again, out loud, the only thing that will fix your marriage is trusting God for redemption and making a decision to actively begin working on it.
Let that sink in because it could change your life and your marriage!
Your vacation time and money will be much better served investing in your marriage and the the work that needs to be done to change it. So, get off Trip Advisor and call a counselor, a marriage coach, or a couple you trust. Keep reading some blogs, heck, talk to each another about solutions! You CAN turn this around. That way you can actually vacation for the FUN instead of the fix!
Oh, and for the record, it's not easier for your kids to go through a divorce just because they're back at school. What's easiest for them is for mom and dad to heal their marriage.
Worth it, all day long.
Let us know how we can help you....Enjoy the Journey!