As we may all be aware, Valentine’s Day is coming up this week. And although it can be a day reserved for boxes of candy and bouquets of flowers, this holiday can be especially difficult for unhappy couples in Minnesota who may not be feeling all that romantic.
That is why it may not come as a surprise to our Minnesota readers that couples may be exploring their divorce options more frequently during this time of year. Not only have couples had time to recover from the holidays and make some New Year’s resolutions, but the impending romance of Valentine’s Day can shine a light on an unsatisfying or unfulfilling marriage. Spouses who may have found themselves considering a divorce recently may find comfort in knowing that they are certainly not alone.
Many people have said that Valentine’s Day is just a holiday made up to sell greeting cards and chocolate. Whether you agree with that or not, there is no denying the fact that people can be confronted with Cupids, flowers and hearts just about anywhere they go. This can make people feel depressed, lonely and upset.
But some sources have reported that this is also a time of year when people start to take action to end a broken relationship. In fact, many men and women may have been thinking about a divorce for several months but put it off due to the holidays. Then in January and February, many of them make the move to speak with an attorney in order to explore their options regarding a divorce.
Even though you and your spouse may no longer be invested in a romantic relationship, this time of year could still mark an important time in your lives. Ending a marriage around Valentine’s Day can no doubt be a sad and disappointing time in any person’s life. This does not mean, however, that it can’t also be a time to focus on your own happiness and love. With support and guidance, people can work through a divorce and start planning for a more positive future.
Source: The Huffington Post, “‘Happy Valentine’s Day. I Want a Divorce.’,” Michelle Crosby, Feb. 5, 2014