KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON; It's Cold, Dark and the First Credit Card Bill of the Year Has Probably Just Dropped on Your Doormat. It's No Wonder National 'Divorce Day'traditionally Falls in January When Law Firms See a Huge Spike in Business. but before You Send Your Hubby Packing, Read Our Guide on How to Make Your Marriage 'Divorce-Proof'.'

The People (London, England), January 13, 2013 | Go to article overview
Save to active project

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON; It's Cold, Dark and the First Credit Card Bill of the Year Has Probably Just Dropped on Your Doormat. It's No Wonder National 'Divorce Day'traditionally Falls in January When Law Firms See a Huge Spike in Business. but before You Send Your Hubby Packing, Read Our Guide on How to Make Your Marriage 'Divorce-Proof'.'


THE RELATE COUNSELLOR

January has seen relate, the relationship support charity, experience a 116 per cent increase in calls to its helpline from people needing relationship support*. Relate counsellor Christine Northam says: 'during these tough economic times families are under more pressure and this often leads to more arguments and break-ups. In the aftermath of the busy festive season couples are tired and get angry, they've probably spent too much time and money together and can't manage constructive conversations. For any couples who can't talk about the underlying worries and pressures I'd recommend professional support. a third party can help a couple talk through difficult issues and help solve them. It's confidential, and couples can be honest and get support for what they need to say.'

THE PSYCHOLOGIST

Dr Max Blumberg, a practising member of The British Society of Psychologists, says: 'everything boils over in the new year, people are stressed and when you are stressed you don't tend to make rational decisions. once you've decided to get divorced be prepared. There will be an initial sense of euphoria because you're escaping this person who you've perceived as making your life terribly miserable. But next you will be overwhelmed by the emptiness in your life.' words: Judy Cogan

Dr Blumberg's tips on getting through the tough times:

1. don't make any major decisions until mid-February or march or you may do something you'll regret.

2. Talk to your friends or family. Keep talking to your partner and you'll go around in circles.

3. look at patterns in the relationship. Is this something that happens each year at this time? How can you stop this pattern reoccurring?

THE MARRIAGE EXPERT

Harry Benson, Director of The Marriage Foundation, bctf.co.uk and author of 'Let's Stay Together', says: 'The new year brings out all the frustrations and weaknesses in a relationship that were heightened over christmas. I don't think anyone takes divorce lightly. Forget the legal side, easy or not, when a couple divorce they have to unravel years of history, memories and the commitment they made to each other. divorce doesn't make everything better. It simply gets rid of one set of problems by replacing them with another.

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
Loading One moment ...
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited article

KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON; It's Cold, Dark and the First Credit Card Bill of the Year Has Probably Just Dropped on Your Doormat. It's No Wonder National 'Divorce Day'traditionally Falls in January When Law Firms See a Huge Spike in Business. but before You Send Your Hubby Packing, Read Our Guide on How to Make Your Marriage 'Divorce-Proof'.'
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

While we understand printed pages are helpful to our users, this limitation is necessary to help protect our publishers' copyrighted material and prevent its unlawful distribution. We are sorry for any inconvenience.
Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.

Are you sure you want to delete this highlight?