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Valentines Eve, aka “National Break Up Day”. According to Virgin, the day before Valentines is the most popular time to break up with someone. Reason? To save money. The prospect of having to splash out forces people questioning their relationship to ask themselves “Is this person really worth a dozen roses and a box of chocolates?”

As it happens, the day after Valentines Day is also distinguished by the most people filing for divorce during the year (I guess that romantic gift of a fire extinguisher was not such a great ideas). According to CNN’s post “Day after Valentine’s kicks off divorce season

  • A study of divorce filings in New York, Illinois and California by, a legal referral site, found that February is the busiest month of the year for divorce filings, up about 18% from the average month. And those seeking referrals for a divorce lawyer on the site increase 38% following the holiday, with the biggest spike on the day after Valentine’s. Another legal site,, reports a 40% increase in those seeking information and advice about divorce in the period right after Valentine’s Day.”

Either way, the “Museum of Broken Relationships” in Zagreb, Croatia pays homage to both days…