Believe it or not, there is a time of year when your partner is most likely to pull the plug on your relationship—and there are multiple reasons why .
Depending on the time of year, research reveals breakups maybe a bit less painful at the beginning of July. During that time of year, there is a spike in the number of people getting dumped, explains relationship expert Kristi Price.
1. Libidos are at their highest in the summer months.
"Sunlight increases the levels of serotonin, testosterone and dopamine (mood and arousal regulators). People are wearing less clothing resulting in an increase in testosterone production," explains Kristi. Less clothing means more wandering eyes.
2. Summer time is party time.
Summer parties, holidays and weddings are kicking into high gear, creating new opportunities to meet new love interests. Some even spend their summers at the beach and have zero interest in retaining a serious, monogamous relationship between June and September but thoroughly enjoy a relationship(s) throughout the rest of the year.
3. The only fireworks happening are on The Fourth of July.
"It’s a rocky month for the sex to be bad. If one partner is consistently satisfied but doesn’t make sure their lover’s needs are fulfilled too, this will eventually cause resentment and intimacy issues leading to a breakdown in the relationship," Kristi says. Due to above, this is a potentially hazardous month if your mate is itching to get out.
But there is some good news.
“It’s just the beginning of June and not too late for a relationship check," Kristi says. "Here are some questions to ask yourself and your partner. Are you communicating your feelings, intentions, expectations and the direction of your relationship? Are you both truly content and happy? If not, make a plan to get back on track,” she says. “Time to pull the trigger! Check yourself now. If you’re not sure where you stand and/or need help figuring it out, reach out to a relationship coach, therapist, sex coach, etc. It’s important with matters of the heart to stay connected and rejuvenate your relationship along with doing a status update to make sure you’re on the right track.”
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