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Do More Divorces Begin in January?

January 20, 2011

Take a look at Melanie Gorman’s article: The Power of Intentions, on the Huffington Post’s “Divorce” blog.

She talks about the fact that January is the biggest month for divorces in the United States.  She is, in turn quoting statistics published by, which claims that January has the most legal breakups.

I might debate that, but I could certainly agree that most divorces begin early in the year.  Most people don’t want to mess up the holidays, or they want to give their relationship one more chance during the holidays.

Gorman goes on to discuss New Year’s intentions, (a more popular replacement for “resolutions”) specifically focused on separating and divorcing couples.

They are good intentions, like “Don’t make life altering decisions based on emotions.”

“Surround yourself with positive people.” “Think new. Don’t recycle old belief systems.”

All of these intentions can be accomplished by using mediation as part of your separation and divorce process.

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