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Why am I thinking about divorce during the holidays?

The holiday season is the happiest time of year for many people, but for others it represents a struggle more than anything else. Social pressure and expectations place a tremendous amount of pressure on couples who are already struggling to find happiness in their marriages. This is one of the reasons why the number of people filing for divorce drastically increases during the first month of the year.

It is not necessarily the pressure to have a perfect holiday that makes it so difficult for couples in Illinois, but the underlying issues that are then forced to the surface. For some couples this means confronting problems with both time and money. Couples who already struggle to coordinate with one another find it extremely hard to budget time or to agree in what manner to spend it.

When it comes to money, it is not uncommon for people to overspend during the holidays. This can put more stress on an already financially strained couple, especially if it is only one spouse who is doing the spending. Again, couples who cite financial issues when filing for divorce shortly after the holidays are generally not doing so because of a brand new problem. The stress of the holiday season simply shows some Illinois couples that certain problems are simply insurmountable in their marriages.

Those who are considering divorce during the holidays might feel alone, but this is a struggle that many face. It is also not uncommon to begin preparing to file for divorce soon after or even before the New Year. Although most people's schedules are packed during this time of year, taking the time to think ahead can give one the opportunity to consider what he or she wants during and after divorce.

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