There are a wide variety of (sometimes surprising) risk factors correlated with a higher statistical likelihood of divorce. Partners who married young, got pregnant too quickly and have either been divorced before themselves or who had their parents divorce are more likely to split, as are less religious and/or less educated partners. Somewhat surprisingly, people who spent too much on their wedding or are too physically attractive may also have a harder time staying together long term.
- Data suggests that those that saw Mom and Dad go through divorce have a higher chance of experiencing it too.
- When couples disagree on alcohol use, the stats show that it can lead to a bigger chance of splitting before the ten year mark.
- It may not be fair, but if you are a sexy beast, the odds do not favor your staying married for a long and satisfying haul.
“Marriage is hard work, period. But it turns out there are a slew of surprising things that can make it even harder.”