DIVORCE
09/02/2014 05:14 pm ET Updated Sep 02, 2014

Booking A Vacation To Save Your Marriage May Do More Harm Than Good

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If you're planning a romantic vacation as a last-ditch effort to save your marriage, you may want to come up with a plan B.

A new survey from UK family law firm Slater & Gordon has found that couples who embark on a "make it or break it" vacation say the trip did more harm than good.

Forty percent of the 2,128 married and divorced British couples surveyed said they had booked a trip specifically to salvage their relationship. However, only 36 percent said it helped; the rest felt it made things worse.

In fact, 40 percent said the vacation added more tension, 27 percent said they decided to split within two weeks of returning from the trip, 15 percent said the vacation made them realize they were no longer in love and 8 percent said they even ended the vacation early.

“Many couples experiencing trouble in their relationship will hope that time away from the stresses and strains of everyday life will solve their issues," explained Amanda McAlister, head of family law at Slater & Gordon.

However there's a flaw in that logic, McAlister said: “One of the fundamental issues is that a holiday environment is essentially an artificial one and the problems that couples have will still be there when they return home," she said.

What do you think -- are make it or break it vacations helpful or hurtful? Sound off below!

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