Does “Blue Monday” See More Divorces?

We survived “Blue Monday,” the most depressing day of the year. But are you more likely to choose that day to call a divorce lawyer in Barrie, Collingwood, Orillia, Midland, Muskoka or Newmarket?

The day is said to fall on the third Monday of January. But is there any validity to Blue Monday being the most depressing day of the year?

The term was coined in 2005 when psychologist when Cliff Arnall pinpointed the most miserable day of the year. His formula factored in weather conditions, debt from holiday spending, the amount of time since Christmas, and failed New Year’s resolutions. Arnall declared the third Monday of the month as the most depressing day all year.

But how does that impact divorce rates? The people from say the first Monday of the New Year is the most popular day to file for divorce.

“Through the holiday’s people want to celebrate one last time with their families intact and they don’t want their kids to associate divorce with the holidays,” divorce coach Deborah Moskovitch told CTV’s Canada AM.

However, not everyone believes in the methodology. Pete Etchells of recently called Blue Monday “a complete load of rubbish.”

He added, “The work was originally paid for by a travel company. And there’s a bit of a conflict of interest in a travel company getting people to think about booking a holiday by pointing out how miserable life is at the moment. But that doesn’t stop news outlets regurgitating the same old gibberish year on year.”

If you’re contemplating divorce or separation, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our divorce lawyers in Barrie, Collingwood, Orillia, Midland, Muskoka, or Newmarket. (Our divorce lawyers in Newmarket and Orillia lawyers are open for consultation).

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