It seems that the summer of 2015 has been setting records for Hollywood
A-listers who seem to be dropping like flies in recent months. First it
was Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, then it was Blake Shelton and Miranda
Lambert, and now Gavin Rossdale and Gwen Stefani have announced their
plans to split.
Why so many divorces this summer?
Some people agree that the warmth gets people out of the house and makes
them feel liberated. Besides, they get more time to reflect on their lives
while they’re on vacation or visiting family.
While breaks from making films and touring may have something to do with
the uptick in celebrity divorces, many marriage counselors and relationship
experts would agree that there are other factors that contribute to summertime splits.
As Denver divorce attorneys, we’ve noticed a trend among couples,
especially those with children. Summertime splits tend to have more to
do with school schedules, work projects, and vacations more than any other factors.
We’ve found that many couples decide that it’s better to stick
things out during the school year so their children experience the least
amount of disruption. Parents figure that splitting over the summer is
easier on the kids, since it gives children the entire summer to spend
quality time with each parent and adjust to the changes.
Ben and Jen have three young children, and so do Gwen and Gavin. It can
be hard on school-aged children to be in school and feel as if they have
to discuss their parents’ divorce with friends, teachers, and counselors.
When children can settle into their new routines over the summer, they
have more time, energy and space to adjust to their parents’ divorce.
For the Hollywood elite, sometimes they are in-between projects during
the summer, which can be the ideal time to issue their statements and
clear their schedules before the fall. Even when children are merely in
daycare or preschool, parents still tend to think in those terms.
Many non-celebrities time their
divorce for the summer; this way when the kids go back to school and they begin
the busy season at work, they don’t have to be distracted by things
such as moving, gathering financial statements, and hashing out child
custody. Instead, they can tackle their personal and professional life
with a fresh perspective, without fearing their divorce will hinder their
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