Why do divorces peak after Valentine’s Day?

Following the long Christmas break, and days on end surrounded by family it can feel like a relief to return to work in January. For some couples, the spark has petered out and spending time together, let alone with in-laws is an immense strain on their relationship that can all lead to lots of unpleasant questions they would rather not contemplate.

Those long winter nights in soon stop feeling cosy and are instead filled with awkward tension or bitter resentment, with the memories of another disappointing Christmas still fresh in your mind.

Then rolls around Valentine’s Day, and the enforced romance of the affair seems too much to bear. There are many reasons why solicitors experience a post-Valentine’s Day rush, so we have taken a look at the top 10 reason for divorces in the UK, and why Valentine’s Day starts it all off.


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