Divorces increase early in a New Year
Christmas and New Year’s celebrations wear couples out, at least couples in Stockholm. During 2013, the applications for divorce to the Stockholm district courts were higher in January than other months, according to daily DN. Psychologist and relationship expert Christina Hermanrud believes the intense involvement with loved ones can be stressful in relationships that are already cracking.
"It becomes extra clear why people are no longer comfortable with each other,” she says. According to statistics from Domstolsverket (the Swedish courts) 2008-2013, October is otherwise the most common month in Sweden for divorce.