Since 2016, both marriage and divorce rates are declining, which makes sense considering they’re directly related. Still though, about 50 percent of marriages end in divorce, according to wf-lawyers.com.
Every 13 seconds there is a divorce in the U.S., which comes out to 277 divorces per hour, 6,646 divorces per day, 46,523 divorces per week, and 2,419,196 divorces per year. Russia has the highest divorce rate of any country in the world, followed by Belarus, Gibraltar, and then the U.S.
Dancers and bartenders are the two professions with the highest divorce rates. Agricultural engineers and optometrists have the lowest.
Have you ever gone through a divorce? Please tell us in the poll below (and, like we said, we’re sorry to remind you…)
My Mom and Dad were married 78 years before he passed away at 100. Mom is still going strong. Me not so much, two divorces once widowed and on my 4th marriage. This one is going great though.
After we got married my wife informed me there wouldn’t be a divorce, but there would be my funeral.
Yes, once in 1980 after six years of trying to make it work with a man that was allergic to work. Final straw was after my bank account was overdrawn because he was taking money out and bringing it home as his pay. Didn’t marry again until 1986 after dating for nearly four years, this time to a grown up that wanted a partner, not a mother.
Nope married the right girl in November of 1966 and she’s stuck with me ever since, even through a 26 year USAF career.
Hi! Just in case you’re including children of divorce, count me in for two. Thanks!
Bonita, that is an interesting aspect! My mother was married 4 times, my real father 5… (seriously) I have quite a story to tell about step-families.
Anyone else care to weigh in? (I say this with humor and humility of course)
My husband just died in October after 49 years, 5 months and 7 days. Was it wedded bliss the whole time? No. We went through the poor and wealthy (although wealthy means we were living on our income), the worse and better, health and ended with his sickness of Alzheimer’s Disease.
People get engaged saying they adore one another, complete one another, and want to live the rest of their lives in that saccharin place.
So they marry, and change ALL of that. Moments after “I do” one person checks “Marry” off their ToDo list, stops feeling the same, wish they could cut off a limb to get rid of their mate, and want to die if they can’t.
I’ve been committed to two spouses for 31 years, adored both, but can’t point to a single place where marriage improved what WAS great before. I approach each day as re-earning my lover, but i seem to be the oddball.
Nope, 52 years last August!
Needs to be a choice for: “No, but I’d like to”.
46 happy years of marriage. As Barbara Bush once said, “I never considered divorce as an option. Murder, yes; divorce, no.”
😆 I’ve heard that before. Still funny. Thanks, Diane. 🙂 —Diane at RVTravel.com
63 years in Jan 2021..do it again in a heartbeat..
61 years come Feb. 2021 if we make it through 2020, still RVing & continuous Good Sam member since the 70’s.
42 years and my “money back guarantee” is up, so it wouldn’t make sense for her to get rid of me now!!
First wife 22yrs, 3 children (1 deceased), I was 19 at marriage thought it was for life. She thought it was home base and security, multiple flings. 3 yrs single. Met the love of my life. Going on 31 yrs Dec. 9, could not be happier (seems like only a couple years).
After almost 57 years I think were going to make it.
Married 10 years the first time to an alcoholic i threw in the towel. 2nd marriage it’s now 33 years and she’s still has kept me around. Today’s generation might be lower in divorce rate as they seemed to just live together and if they split we don’t hear about it data wise.
never married. came close twice but think god I came to my senses before I said “I do “.
55 years yesterday to the same woman….. don’t think I’ll change now.
After 10 years of marriage, my wife and I divorced. Being young and married can be difficult. Three years later, we remarried on the same date. She insists that we deduct three years for the length of our marriage. So, we are somewhere between 46 and 49 years of “bliss”. Thank God it worked out.
Wife is Catholic (I’m not). She has always told me that I’m not allowed to divorce her… 36 years. While traveling one time we ran into some Nuns. I asked them, “Since my wife is Catholic and she gets to go to heaven, she should be able to bring her husband with her. Does that mean she is my free ticket to heaven?”. The head Nun thought about it a while, smiled and said yes. (true story, even though I don’t tell the story very well)