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Do Family Vacations Lead To Divorce?

Posted by Amy Hayes | Feb 02, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you're thinking that scheduling a relaxing family vacation might just be the thing to fix your marital problems, you may want to think again. Although family vacations do not necessarily contribute to higher divorce rates, they could cause couples who are already struggling to decide that enough is enough. The following are a few reasons why couples who are just getting back from vacation might be more likely to divorce.

False Expectations

Couples who have issues within their marriages may feel a false sense of hope that taking a vacation will rekindle their love for one another. Unfortunately, the belief that getting away from the daily grind will fix their problems isn't always reality. When couples realize that the cracks in their marriage are still there after taking a vacation, they might move on to filing for divorce.

Problems That Already Exist Are Magnified

During a vacation, couples tend to let their guards down and try to relax. If there are already issues within the marriage, they can easily be magnified during vacation. For example, if one spouse is more laid-back and the other likes to plan everything out, a sense of conflict might be heightened during a vacation.

A family vacation doesn't necessarily mean that you'll be at risk of divorce. However, it's important to realize that it probably won't cure any conflicts you're already dealing with in your marriage. If you're at a breaking point, an attorney may be able to help you understand your options.

Added Stress And Strain

  • Planning an itinerary
  • Making reservations
  • Taking time off work

If you came back from vacation and realized your marriage is over, reach out to Hayes Legal Solutions, PLLC, at 405-635-5578 we are available to help you start a new beginning.

About the Author

Amy Hayes

Hayes Legal Solutions, PLLC is owned by Amy Hayes, she is also known by some as Amy Hayes-Thompson. She has been licensed to practice law in Oklahoma since 2003. Amy started Hayes Legal Solutions to make legal services more accessible and affordable to Oklahomans. Family Law, LGBTQ Family Law, Real Estate Law, Oil &Gas Law, Small Business Contracts, and Renewable Energy Law are her primary practice areas.


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