January is Divorce Month; Avoid Being a Cliche
January is Divorce Month
I had the privilege of appearing on Inside Edition to explain this annual phenomenon called “divorce month”. It happens in January, where people rush to file their divorces. Even Jeff Bezos filed in divorce month, January of last year. The reasons are all cliche.
New Years Resolutions
Like losing weight, eating better, and living a healthier lifestyle, divorce is a common new year’s resolution.
Holidays Were a Disaster
In-laws are a big reason people split up. They usually embody in full force the tiny complaints you have about your spouse. There are obligations you put up with during the holidays to save face. People tire of it and resolve never to do it again.
Children Go Back to School
Santa is bringing mom and dad a divorce! No one wants to be the shitty parent that ruined Christmas for their kids. They usually wait until school is back, trimmings are off, and Christmas songs are off the radio.
Moving Forward with New Love
Some people are already in new relationships and their marriage is just a legality to sever. The new year brings hope in taking the new relationship to another month, therefore the old one must go.
January is Also Prepare For Marriage Month
Incidentally, January is also engagement month! We get flooded with prenuptial agreement calls. People are preparing for the Valentine’s Day proposal! This is also very exciting and a phenomenon, but people don’t like happy, gushy stories.
Hollywood LOVES Divorces
If you are contemplating a divorce because it’s “Divorce Month” and all of your friends are doing it, don’t. Do something out of the ordinary, like work on your marriage. If it’s not possible, then resolve to use divorce mediation, which is divorce for grown-ups.