What you have heard is the truth. Divorce is extremely common in the US, with about half of all marriages ending in divorce. The number increases to about 60% for second marriages. Basically, if it doesn’t work the first time, it probably won’t work the second or third time either.
Divorce was highest in the 1960’s and 1970’s and decreased since then. It has become significantly easier over time to file for divorce. In 2015, a women served her husband divorce papers over Facebook.
Factors that lead to higher chance of divorce include young age, less education, less income, living together beforehand and having parents that have been divorced. However, just because one or more of these apply to you does not mean you are destined to be divorced. Every couple is different.
The most common reasons people get divorced are lack of commitment, too much arguing, infidelity, marrying too young, unrealistic expectations, lack of equality in the relationship, lack of preparation for marriage and abuse. Marriages are a lot of work and if you aren’t prepared for what to expect or how to handle this level of commitment you and your partner set each other up for failure.
In some instances divorce offers an escape from a situation that no one should stay in. No matter how many times someone says they will change if abuse, infidelity or addiction are involved in a marriage it is worth seriously considering separating yourself from the situation with a divorce.
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