(Closed) GOOD NEWS: Divorce rate is NOT 50%.

posted 11 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
5495 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yay! We’ll have 3 of those when we get married!!! Well, Fiance is in college-so almost 4! lol.

Post # 4
2856 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I guess we are good. I have all three and the hubs has 2 out of the 3.

Yay for the married people ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I’ve heard it’s lower for first marriages as well. 

I do think it’s important to remember that those individual factors will NOT cause your marriage to succeed or fail though — young couples, encore couples, couples with kids, children of divorced parents, less educated couples, etc. can still have incredible, successful marriages! It’s a lot about the expectations you approach life with and the way in which you and your SO interact and work together, as well as the things that come at you later in life (tragedy, like the death of a child, can often cause emotional damage that changes peoples’ personalities, and often leads to divorce). 

Post # 6
2249 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2020

i thought it was 50% of mariages end in divorce, not 50% of people. so those who divorce more than once are just helping the stats for the rest of us!

Post # 7
2000 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Haha! Glad to hear that. My parents aren’t married anymore but I definitely know me & my Fiance will work out with no problem! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
1232 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

That statistic isn’t correct anyways b/c it accounts for people who get remarried and divorced again and again ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
230 posts
Helper bee

Where did you find this? I would be interested in reading more.

Post # 11
3788 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Ditto Headuh.

Thanks for sharing.

Post # 13
230 posts
Helper bee

No biggie, I can look too ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 14
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We have 3 and a half (my parents are together but his are divorced). This was such a great thing to share VirginiaMarie!

Post # 15
2206 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Nice post. Fiance and I are 3/4. My parents are still together (and still doing it! I stumbled upon my mom’s “drawer”. It was terrifying, but I am happy they are still happy), but his parents never married eachother, and have 7 marriages between them (and 7 divorces).

While people defy statistics, for good and bad, all of the time, I like looking at the world this way. What it tells me is that Fiance and I have to pay special attention to his attitudes about our relationship, as he doesn’t have a good role model. I also need to make sure I don’t default to my childhood expectations without discussing them with him.

This is where the power of stats comes in, IMO.

Post # 16
626 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m college educated but my parents are not still together, but are great friends. In fact they have not been together since I was 6 but have made it important that we do things as a fanily all my life. Every year my father would stay at my mothers house on xmas eve, for example, and we would have christmas as a family. Pretty awesome, if you ask me.

He is not college educated (but works in a career oriented field -engineering, that he happened to get because they gave him a shot– almost 5 years later he’s still there and now has all the certifications that he needs to advance even more so i kind of consider him as practically college educated. You never would know without asking!) His parents are still together.


When our wedding occurs we will be about 3 months shy of being together 3 years so yeeeah I hope thats close enough to count, haha.

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