Church bells causing January divorces?
The month of January is the most popular month for divorces. Too much family time, not wanting to dump your spouse during the holiday season, and resolutions of a skinnier, tanner, smarter and single you, are all various reasons that people file for more divorces in January, hoping for a fresh start.
One man in Rhode Island actually cited the too-loud chiming of church bells as a reason for his divorce in an article found here. Having already rid himself of his spouse in a divorce proceeding, this man has now filed a lawsuit to overturn a state law that says government may not restrict the free exercise of religion in order to stop the chiming that occurs over 700 times a week. While it’s not looking hopeful that he will win this lawsuit, if your marriage is irretrievably damaged (either by church bells or something else), and you are like the high percentage of other couples filing for a divorce in January, the following resources may be helpful: