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The reason divorce is on the rise.


Divorce Average

The number of divorces is rising, and people are getting married later in life. But why? According to statistics, there are many reasons why this is happening.


Divorce is on the rise because more people are getting married later in life, and more people are getting married to someone of a different culture or religion. This can cause problems for families who may have other political affiliations, as well.


The typical age of divorce is in the 40s and 50s. Divorce rates are higher for couples who have children, but they're also relatively high for those without kids.


Why are divorces on the rise?

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the marriage and divorce rates in the United States have declined over the past decade. In 2019, there were 16.3 new marriages per 1,000 women aged 15 and over, down from 17.6 in 2009. At the same time, the divorce rate decreased from 9.7 new divorces per 1,000 women aged 15 and over in 2009 to 7.6 in 2019[1]. Additional reasons:

  • More couples are getting married later in life than ever before because they want to establish themselves financially before starting a family; this means that their marriages may be less stable than previous generations' unions were because they haven't had time to build trust or get comfortable with each other yet!

  • Also contributing to this issue is social media use; many people find themselves comparing their own lives against those of others online (which can be both inspiring and discouraging), causing them not only to feel like they're missing out but also leading them into thinking something must be wrong with them if they aren't experiencing similar successes as everyone else seems to have achieved by now!

What are the new stats on divorce as of 2023?

  • The average age of divorce is 45 years old.

  • The average length of marriage before divorce is 12 years.

  • The average cost of a divorce is $15,000, which includes attorney fees and court costs.

  • It takes 1-2 years for couples to get divorced once they file for it (depending on where you live).

Reasons for choosing divorce:

There are many reasons why people get divorced. For example, financial reasons or infidelity are common causes of divorce. Others include lack of communication, alcohol abuse, and abuse in the relationship. It's also possible that you and your spouse don't have enough in common anymore, or maybe one person has changed so much since getting married that it makes sense for you both to move on with your lives separately.


If you're thinking about getting a divorce but aren't sure if it's best for everyone involved--or if there might be another option--it can help to talk things through with someone who understands what it means to be married or divorced (and doesn't have any personal stake in whether this works out).


As you can see, there are many reasons why people get divorced. It's becoming more common than ever before!


Peace,

Erin


Time to Dish:

· What age did you get married?

· Are you considering divorce? If so, why?

· Are you already divorced? What age did you divorce?

· Why did you divorce?

· How do you feel about divorce?




Sources:

U.S. Census Bureau - Marriage and Divorce Rates Declined in Last 10 Years


CDC - Divorce Rates by State: 2019-2021



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