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Couples should put more into their marriage just before March and August year. Sociologists have identified in the number of divorces in these months. Researchers from the University of Washington analysed for divorces filed in the U.S. between 2001 and 2015. The scientists found that over this 14-year , divorce rates peaked in August, after the summer holidays, and in March, after the Christmas and New Year holidays. Some said the divorces could be of money caused by the winter and summer .

Researcher Julie Brines suggested that felt stressed and down when the of holidays was over. She said: "People tend to face the holidays with expectations." She added: "[Holidays] represent periods in the when there's the anticipation or the for a beginning, a new start, something different, a transition into a new period of . It's like an optimism cycle." Couples usually spend more together during holidays. This may actually make worse rather than bring people together.

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