The Divorce Rate Is Dropping. That May Not Actually Be Good News


#TIA – It’s always a race between optimism and pessimism. Society was concerned that the divorce rate was too high. The bad news now is why it’s going down. 

Have you heard that statistic that half of all marriages will end in divorce? It’s wrong. Even if that many marriages ever did disintegrate at one point, they don’t now. Divorce is on the decline and has been since the 1980s in America (when that 50% divorce statistic took hold). Experts now put your chances of uncoupling at about 39% in the U.S. This sounds like such promising news. Families are sticking together! But in practice, this does not mean more people are living happily ever after.

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