Sobering Divorce Statistics


Creating a Marriage Plan

When people envision their married future, they have general ideas of a partner who will be there through the good and bad times. Few of...


Refusing to Settle for a Divorce

There are still couples in the world that believe no marriage should end in divorce. Some of them have religious reasons. Others are optimists that...


Having Multiple Marriages

General divorce statistics often do not take into account the number of times people have been married, and this gives a false impression that each...


A Wilderness Trek

Couples who have found their marriage in trouble might elect to just get a divorce, but others could be determined to do everything possible to...


Pre-Nuptial Agreements

It has long been a practice for people of means to have a pre-nuptial agreement with the person they will marry. These agreements often revolve...


Taking a Break from Marriage

There are often times when couples find their life together is not quite what they thought it would be, and they do end up getting...


Renewing Marriage Vows

Life has a way of distracting two people from their own commitment to each other, and many couples today have found that renewing marriage vows...


When the Marriage is in Trouble

There are many signs that indicate when a marriage is in trouble. If caught early enough, they may help a couple avoid divorce. Couples may...

There are many predictions out there that say half the new marriages in the world will end in divorce. Because this is a prediction, it is not a number that can be counted on as a measure of successful marriages. Even if less than half a couple's friends are divorced, it does not mean their marriage will end that way. Their marriage is just as likely to suffer from a temporary separation, one partner dying prematurely, or having a happy and successful marriage. The statistics attempt to predict the future, not the current state of marriages.

No matter what statistics say, they are often just an average. A couple may get married, never consider divorce at all and live happily ever after. All of their married friends and family may have the same happy lives. Statistics affect a group, not individuals, and cannot predict how any individual marriage will fare over a lifetime.