According to a study by Hephzibah Asolu, we most often split around Valentine’s day, in the spring, on April fool’s day (what?!), on Mondays, during summer holidays, two weeks before Christmas, and on Christmas itself.“There is a pressure, a feelings of cleansing and starting anew, and a want to be free during these times which increases the rates of breakups,” Martinez says.According to a study by David Mc Candless breakups most frequently happen on Valentine’s day, Spring season, April fool’s day, Monday, Summer holiday, two weeks before Christmas and Christmas day. You are starting to see through your love and are not always charmed by your love’s ways and habits.
“That’s why people break-up in that three to nine-month window — because you’re seeing who they really are. If you get through that, there’s a relationship,” Strauss told Cupid’s Pulse.
Were you aware that many couples break up around Christmas and Valentine’s Day?
Here's what nine relationships experts had to say about the matter.“The first year of a relationship can be a very exciting time, but it doesn't come without challenges,” Bizzoco tells Bustle.
“The first year is when you and your partner are getting to know each other's personalities and determining whether you see a future with them or not.” Naturally, there will be some push and pull here.
By this point, you will either really be attracted to your partner or exceptionally turned off by your partner’s flaws.
Scientists at University College London have shown that love indeed is blind.
By five years in, most couples only had a 20 percent breakup rate, and by 10, they come down even more.
So why is it that people are so prone to splits in the beginning?
“In the beginning, relationships are like a trial run and sometimes they just don't work out,” she said.“We recently interviewed relationship expert Neil Strauss, who says that there are three stages to the first year of a relationship: projection, disillusionment, and a power struggle.” In the beginning, things are perhaps a bit rosy than they really are.
“A relationship begins with projection, which means you don't see who the other person is, just who you want them to be,” she says.
Also there was good news from the couples, 95% (who is in that 5%? ) of whom recommended getting married and 85% said it only made their relationship stronger.