Cold temperatures aren’t the only thing frosty about January — it’s also widely known as the “break-up” month because more couples split up during that month than at any other time of the year.

As to why so many unhappy couples come uncoupled in January, many of the unpairings take place during the first month of the year only because they’ve been put off until after Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Couples that have children will tend to attempt to preserve through the holidays the illusion they are happy out of a desire not to ruin the that time of the year for their little ones.

Also, the holidays with their additional family and financial stresses sometimes prove to be the straw that snaps the camel’s back. Christmas often highlights the flaws in a relationship, sharpening rather than smoothing a foundering relationship.

“I’m not going to go through all of that again next year” becomes the battle cry that precedes the visit to a divorce lawyer.

Source: Snopes.com

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