According to divorce experts, ’tis the season for hitting Splitsville: every January, 50 percent more divorces are started than any other month. Which makes this past Monday — i.e. the first working day after the holidays — officially Divorce Day: the busiest day of the year for divorce lawyers.
Blame it on couples who didn’t want to spoil Christmas, blame it on post-holiday debt, blame it on the hangover, blame it on bad gift-giving etiquette, blame it on too many days off (i.e. more time with an annoying partner),¬†blame it on Aunt Edna’s Christmas pudding — but whatever you do, don’t blame it on holiday office party nookie. Nope, apparently adultery is cited in just 3 percent of divorce cases these days — compared to 17 percent of cases a few decades back.¬†These days, total lack of sex is more likely to be the culprit, with¬†one in ten married couples claiming to have no sex at all. Yay January!¬†Yay monogamy!
Have you ever tossed out a partner in January along with¬†the bare-limbed Christmas tree and the broken baubles? If so, what made¬†you do it this month in particular? And let’s speculate: which celeb is¬†going to be the first to embrace the spirit of D-Day and wash that enabling/disabling (wo)man right out of his or her hair?