Divorce happens more now than ever before. The below divorce statistics in America will shed light on why divorce happens and how it can affect children from a divorced family. The below data is from the United States Census Bureau, along with other reporting services that shed light on divorce stats across the United States.
From 2000 to 2017 the rate per 1,000 total population is showing a decrease in the number of divorces that take place in the U.S. Which can be uppon as good news. This means people are getting fewer divorces. But at what price? our people staying married and are more miserable than ever? perhaps.
Divorce rate per women and men in the U.S.
Yearly divorce and annulments in the United States from 2010 – 2017
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In the United States there is a 50% chance that a married couple will be divorced within the first 8.2 years of marriage. And just slightly less time for a second marriage. Even though we see slight decrease in the rate of divorces from 2010 to 2017 per 1,000 total population the rate is still quite high.
The ugly truth about divorce statistics in America – Kids get hurt
Studies have been done that show children suffer from divorce. There are methods and guides to help a child before, during, and after divorce that can help them cope with the stressful and consuming time a divorce can bring. Studies also show that kids may be less healthy then kids that are not from a divorced family. This is due to a highly stressful situation that can make even the strongest of adults feel overwhelmed.
Some of the major reasons divorce happens
Everyone may think they know why a divorce happens but did you know that the number one cause of divorce in the United State is poor communications followed up by money issues. There are plenty of other factors that contribute to divorce some are below:
- Lack of communication
- Money issues
- Choosing the wrong partner from the get go
- Emotional and physical abuse
Divorce is costly
Divorce is costly and not just money but on a family. Study’s have shown that when a divorce takes place almost everyone suffers. From the children to the parents. If you feel like you are on a path to divorce you should try and speak to someone that can help to see if the problems can be rectified and fixed. The average persons think about divorce before taking action for about two years.
Celebrity divorce facts
Celebrities have the pleasure of there divorce beeing plastered all over media outlets for all to see. Here are some interesting divorce facts
Married and divorced the most times: Zsa Zsa Gabor, married nine times
Shortest celebrity marriage goes to Britney Spears: 56 hours to Jason Alexander
The below infographic depicts Divorce Statistics in America.