The last Monday in September is the peak day of the year for British couples to decide to divorce, it has been reported.
While it has long been believed that most break-ups happen on the first Monday after Christmas or New Year's Day, The Sunday Telegraph cites a study showing the end of summer is the most common time for couples to call it quits.
The paper based its conclusion on an examination of the Ministry of Justice's online divorce service, which logged 225 requests on Monday, September 30 last year.
That was more than double the normal daily average, substantially higher than an average Monday figure of 138.4, and it was also the highest daily number since the service was launched in April 2018.
The study showed there was also a spike after the Christmas period, but it was not as pronounced as that on the last Monday of September.