School holidays a potential detriment for marriages, UK study reveals

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It can prove difficult to find additional time and financial resources to accommodate the company of children during school holidays.

A recent UK study of 2,000 parents indicated that women, more so than men, found the school holiday period particularly stressful. The heightened stress was the result of trying to strike a balance between time spent with their children and other commitments. In addition, the study revealed that women tended to worry more about the increased financial strain of school holidays than their male counterpart.

It was also during this time that men were three times more likely than women to consider an affair.

These sentiments were reflective of the different age groups surveyed. Of the 2,000 participants, the 18-24 age group admitted considering having an affair or getting a divorce, more so than the 25-34 age group. Interestingly, the survey highlighted that the latter age group felt deeper regrets about their divorce one year on than any other age group.

If you think your marriage has become a casualty of school holiday stress, speak to Rowan Skinner & Associates Lawyers today to discuss the various ways that you and your partner can move forward.


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