Divorce Statistics To Be Aware Of In 2020
A make or break year for most couples, has your relationship survived 2020?
Deciding to take a big step and commit to each other in a marriage is a huge responsibility. Partners get to share a life together, strengthen their bond, and start a family. Millions of people marry in the US each year, but did you know how many of those marriages end up in divorce? According to divorce statistics, almost 45% of first married US couples divorce. This number is higher for the second marriage, and it reaches 60%, while 73% of third marriages fail as well. If this scares you, and you think that your marriage won't last, below you'll find the most common reasons couples decide to end their marriage. This will help you gain more insight into the problem and inspire you to find a solution if you need one.
Marriage is supposed to be a healthy relationship where partners work towards a common goal, support each other, overcome obstacles, motivate each other, and share the good stuff while enjoying their spouse's company. Still, the biggest reason for filing for divorce is a lack of commitment. If there's a lack of commitment, there's a lack of desire to evolve as a couple. Partners may no longer feel safe or wanted in a marriage, and the negative emotions only pile up until the last straw.
Other reasons for divorce include too much arguing, infidelity, marrying young, unrealistic expectations, lack of equality, and domestic violence. Aside from lack of commitment, these are all more than valid reasons to file for divorce. Nobody should suffer. Even though getting a divorce can be seen as immoral in some cultures, it's better than staying in an unhappy marriage at all costs. That can drain you emotionally in the long run.
If you're ready for the next stage of your life and you're lucky enough to have a person to share the love with, these divorce statistics might help you realize what it takes to keep a marriage healthy. Keep in mind that marriage is a joint effort, and both you and your spouse should work on your problems if they arise.
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