Four Surprising Facts About Divorce

Here are four stats about divorce that may not be widely known:

1. Expensive weddings more often lead to divorce

A pair of researchers at Sacramento State, Andrew Francis-Tan and Hugo Mialon, conducted a study in which they viewed the association between wedding spending and marriage duration. Looking at 3,000 married people, their results indicated that more spending on the wedding tended to correlate with shorter marriages. 

2. Women with more sexual partners pre-marriage are more likely to stay married

Nicholas Wolfinger, a University of Utah professor, created a difficult study, among couples who had married between 2000 and 2009. In his findings, women who had had only two partners – just one prior to the husband – or one partner (only the husband) were more likely to divorce than women with three to nine sexual partners. 

3. Children of divorce are no more likely to split

In a 2015 study she published in Marriage & Family Review, Constance Gager made an intriguing finding. Adults whose parents fought and then divorced were less likely to divorce than adults whose parents fought but never divorced. The common misconception that divorce leads to divorce turned out to be false in this study. This could indicate that children of contentious but continuing marriages grew up to think “if only they had gotten divorced, the fighting would have stopped.”  

4. Senior citizen divorces are booming

Over just twenty years – between 1990 and 2010 – the divorce rate doubled among people over the age of 50. The Journals of Gerontology published a study in which they surveyed more than a million people 50 and older. The overall divorce rate in the US declined over the same period, but divorces among those older Americans have doubled. 

Cincinnati Divorce Lawyers Here To Help

If you have any questions about divorce or anything else relating to family law, please content Donnellon, Donnellon & Miller at 513-891-7087. Our main Cincinnati office is conveniently located at 9079 Montgomery Road. We wish you well, and look forward to speaking with you.