Marking the end of a marriage that may have lasted for years, divorce is a very hard decision to make. Most couples who resign themselves to it see the solution of their suffering and their lack of compatibility. In this article, we will reveal 10 truths about divorce and its causes that anyone should know.
10 truths to know about divorce:
1 - Get married at very young or very advanced age
According to research published by The Institute of Family Studies, people marrying between the ages of 28 and 32 have the slightest risk of divorce. According to the authors of this research, a person who marries at a very young age does not yet have the means to adapt to make a marriage last, just as a person who spends many years while being single may not be able to From her personal habits to adapt to her new life as a couple.
2 - March and August are the months with the highest divorce rate
Sociologists at the University of Washington analyzed divorce applications filed between 2001 and 2015 and found that most of them take place during the holidays, usually around March and August. This is generally due to parents' desire to preserve children's stability and not to disrupt them during school days.
3 - Women are often those who ask for divorce
According to research conducted by Stanford University, 69% of marital breakdown cases are initiated by women. On the other hand, before marriage, men and women share equally the rate of rupture.
4 - Forget the famous 50%
It has often been understood that today, 50% of modern marriages end in divorce. According to data from a survey conducted in 2014 by the American Community, this information does not represent the reality. Indeed, a professionally active woman has only a 2% risk of divorcing before the age of 30, then this percentage will increase over time to reach 19% as soon as it exceeds the age of fifty.
5 - Watching porn movies increases the risk of divorce
It is true that some couples watch together porn movies to boost their sexual life or spice it up, but according to a study by the University of Oklahoma, this habit would have a negative effect on the durability of your marriage. According to the results, a woman who begins to watch X-videos after marriage, multiple by 3 her risk of divorce, from 6 to 18%. Unfortunately, this study could not show the causal effect between these two elements. Solution: moderation!
6 - Drinking alcohol is one of the main causes of divorce
Excessive drinking can, in the long run, lead to an addiction that will have unfortunate effects on both the physical and mental health of the person suffering from it, seriously deteriorating its quality of life. According to a study published by the journal Alcoholism: clinical & Experimental Research, a woman who drinks too much, compared with a husband who drinks little or not at all, is at risk three times more likely to divorce.
7 - Your place of residence influences your risk of divorce
Several studies and statistics have shown that couples who lived in metropolitan areas had a higher divorce rate compared to those living in small towns, with one marriage out of two for the former compared with one in three couples for the latter. This difference is associated with the metropolitan lifestyle which imposes difficult living conditions and more opportunities for encounters.
8 - The connection between your past sexual relations and your risk of divorce
When a woman has had many sexual partners before her marriage, her chances of divorce are increased, according to a study by the University of Utah. By having a fairly developed sexual experience, the woman forges a certain ideal to which she compares her husband, especially with regard to her performance in bed. Thus, if she does not get satisfaction, she will be more willing to leave him.
9 - The higher your marriage expenses, the higher your risk of divorce
Money can not buy happiness. We understand this very well, especially with this study by Emory University that the more couples spend on marriage costs, the more likely they are to be divorced. According to the results, an engagement ring ranging from 950 to 3 000 € is equivalent to a risk of divorce 1.3 times higher. An affirmation also valid for the ceremonial expenses.
10 - Frequent Financial Disputes Announce Divorce
When disputes about money problems occur more and more frequently when the couple is not in a precarious financial situation, this usually reflects an even more profound problem: that of a lack of communication and a bad one management. As a result, both partners are not able to discuss their respective visions and priorities calmly, and neither is willing to make concessions or efforts to understand the other. Result: an imminent divorce.