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by James J. Gross

Valentine’s Day is coming up.  Some couples pick that day to get married.  It may seem like a good idea.  But you may want to rethink it.

Economists at the University of Melbourne tracked a million couples.  They found that 11% of the people who got married on Valentine’s Day were divorced after five years and 21% were divorced after nine years.  This compared unfavorably to couples who were married on ordinary dates.

Other holidays and special number dates like January 2nd, 2003 (1/2/03) also resulted in higher divorce rates.

Valentine’s Day is coming up and you may not feel much like celebrating if you are separated or divorced.

But the Goodwill Stores in Sarasota, Florida, have come up with an anti-Valentinus’s Day campaign.

It’s called “Donate Your Ex’s Stuff.”

Instead of buying cards, candy or flowers, take your ex’s stuff to Goodwill.

As Goodwill says, “turn the hate into donate.