Will Your Summer Vacation be Followed by an August Divorce?
You know you should be excited that much of the summer is still ahead of you. This year, though, you feel dread, and wonder whether your summer vacation will be followed by an August divorce. You’re pretty sure that your marriage is over, but it doesn’t seem like the right time to split up. So, you and your spouse take that last-ditch vacation, in hopes that you can recapture the love.
You discover that the tension you experience at home follows you. You regret using vacation time and money, only to find out that the problem is your marriage; not the stressors of home.
Let’s Wait Until School is Over
You didn’t want to disrupt your family during the school year. Divorce is hard at any time, but having a parent move out and possibly relocating your children would have been too unsettling when the kids had to worry about studying and grades. Now, they are settled into their summer activities. If you file before September, you can transition them before the new school year begins.
The August Divorce
The University of Washington’s Brian Serafini and Julie Brines analyzed divorce filing over a fifteen-year period. They found that August and March consistently have the highest number of filings. The holidays, demands of the school year, and the hope that a vacation will provide a reset factor into when couples decide to divorce.
Discernment Counseling: When You’re Still Not Sure
But what if your vacation isn’t terrible; it’s just not how you pictured your marriage? Or, you can’t picture breaking up your home, even though you’re not happy?
Discernment Counseling may be the next step for you.
In just a few (usually 1-5) sessions, Discernment Counseling can help you make a decision with clarity and confidence. It was developed specifically for couples who are stuck and unable to decide on the next step.
Contact Linda Hershman today if you’re struggling to decide whether your summer vacation will be followed by an August divorce.
Now with offices in Berwyn, PA and Margate, NJ.