What leads to divorce around the holidays?

On Behalf of | Dec 1, 2022 | Divorce

The end of the year is just one festival after the next. Maybe, you and your spouse spent the year making big plans to bring the entire family together under one roof. Or, maybe you and your spouse are planning the holidays traveling between each family or taking a break from the cold.

Unexpectedly, however, the holiday spirit may be rivaled by resentment and disappointment. Your spouse may be brooding over your marriage and contemplating divorce.

Why might a divorce happen during the holiday? Here’s what you should know:

Holiday financial pressures

By the end of the year, the holidays are back to back and this can create some financial pressure for people who want to spend the holidays living life to the fullest.

This could mean going all out on a Thanksgiving dinner, then getting gifts for everyone you know and ending it off with a New Year’s Eve party – but this all comes with a cost that your spouse may not be happy with. Discussing finances is a very important matter in a marriage that some people aren’t equipped to handle.

Family drama and friction

Every family has a bit of drama, it’s just a matter of life. During the holidays, some families try to put aside their differences, but others can’t. Maybe the pressure of family drama is too much for your spouse – or maybe extended family is causing fractures in your relationship. That all can eventually come to a close with a divorce.

If you believe you’re going to face a difficult divorce that could upset the holiday cheer, then you may need to reach out for legal help to resolve the issues.




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