‘Happily ever after’ takes work, not just during ‘Divorce Month’
It's so cold in January that some are freezing their relationships off. In fact, the first month of the new year has earned the nickname "Divorce Month."
According to FindLaw.com's analysis of American divorce filings between 2008-2011, there's a spike in divorces in January followed by a peak in March.
Why now? A few reasons are people don't want to deal with breakup over the holidays. Another has to do with filing taxes and bonus entitlement from the previous year.
In New Jersey, young people are waiting longer to get married with the median age raising about a year, according to a data from the 2011-2015 American Community survey snapshot.
I've been married twice in my life. The first time when I was 21 and that lasted until I was 29. I got married again at the age of 43 and remain so with two beautiful children. It's hard to say what the right age or situation is to get married. Some want to wait until they get to a certain age or until they have their perfect job, or until their debt is paid.
If you want to do it, you're gonna do it no matter how old you are or what's going on in your life. The real risk is you're entering into something where you only have a 50 percent say on whether it lasts. That's where the work comes in. You work on keeping it together and you work on being happy. Usually your reward from the first part of that statement comes in the second.
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