THREE TIMES AS MANY PEOPLE EXPECTED TO FILE FOR DIVORCE AFTER PASSOVER in Israel
Thursday 18/April/2019 - 08:40 PM
he rate of people filing for divorce within two weeks of the Passover holiday is three times as high as during the rest of the year، according to Ronit Sharon، manager of the Talia Center for Children and Parents and a lecturer at the Hebrew University.
She said that this statistic is true for the Beit Din rabbinical court and the secular divorce system، and is only equivalent around the Rosh Hashanah holiday، The Jerusalem Post reports. The reason for this rise in divorces is the number of stresses that surface around the holidays، Sharon explained. For example، there could be a question of where a family will hold its Seder، sensitivity around relationships with extended family، too much to do and greater financial demands.
To help alleviate these stressors، she said it is important to plan in advance.
“Beware that the holiday period invites many hours that couples are together، which can lead to conflicts arising،” Sharon said. “Don’t make impulsive decisions on ending a connection during the holidays. Persevere until afterwards and then look at the situation with a new perspective.”
She also recommended dividing up tasks in ways that are fitting for each partner، budgeting early to allow for a more expendable income and determining how you will spend time during the break.
“Check expectations and sensitivities،” Sharon recommended. Edited by Ahmed Moamar