January is Known as Divorce Month — Here’s Why.

For everything, there is a season. A recent CNBC story highlighted data from theUniversity of Washington finding that divorce filings start to pick up in January — a trend researchers theorized could be fueled by a rough holiday season. Filings peak in March and then again in August, they found, before declining in the fall. The researchers studying court records in the state found a “twin peaks” pattern of divorce filings — in March and August. “Divorce filings might be driven by what we’re calling a domestic rituals calendar,” said study co-author Brian Serafini, a Ph.D. candidate. Both the holiday season and summer...

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