America has the largest number of single parent. The reason behind this huge number is the soaring divorce rate. Everyday thousands of people file divorce papers in the court to seek freedom from the nuptial bond. Humans are riding the tide of modernization and to stay top of it they are tearing apart their personal life.
If you look at the divorce statistics you will be surprised to know that every second couple in America is either divorced or is in the process of getting a divorce.
Given below are some of the divorce statistics that can predict the success of the marriage or whether you are heading towards Splitsville:
• If you are a married American then the chances of your marriage ending in divorce is about 40 to 50%. Divorce saw its peak when almost 50% of the marriages in America ended in divorce in the 80s. However, divorce rate has came down steadily, but the outdated figure of half of the marriages ending in divorce is still fresh in the mind of people. Modern marriages are becoming more and more resilient. Each passing generation is becoming little better in choosing partners.
• If you are living in a red state then you are 27% more likely to get divorce in comparison to those living in blue state. The reason being red state couple are more prone to divorce because they marry young. The younger the partners, the more risk of divorce. If you look at the report issues by U.S. Census Bureau, states with the lowest marriage age are Oklahoma, Utah, Kentucky and Arkansas.
• If your are arguing with your spouse about finance once in a week, then your marriage is more prone to divorce than those who argue about finance less frequently. Money is always been a marriage killer. People get divorced to get money or due to scarcity of money. According to a study, it was found that couple with no assets in the first three years of marriage are more likely to get divorced than couples with $10,000 assets.
• Children of divorce couples are 40% more likely to get divorce in their adulthood. If divorced parents remarry after the divorce, then their children are 91% more likely to get divorced. Divorce leaves a long lasting impact on the mind of young children. Witnessing divorce of their parents strengthen their confusion about commitment in the disposable society.
• If any of the partner in the marriage is a smoker then your marriage is 75 to 91% more likely to end in divorce then those smokers who are married to fellow smokers.
• If you have a daughter in the marriage then you are 5% more likely to get divorced then those couples who have son. This figure multiplies with the number of daughter and son. The reason behind this is fathers get more involved in family life when they have boys.
• If you spouse is previously married, then you are 90% more likely to get divorced in comparison to first time married couples. There is no shortage of data that shows that second marriage should be more successful than first marriage but in reality its just the opposite. Second marriages are more prone to divorce than first marriages.