As much as we study
, there remains a large component that we don't understand. What factors
have the most influence over a relationship? When does the breaking point
occur? Although these following "strange facts" about divorce
won't answer any of these questions, they might raise a few more!
Divorce Fact 1:
Couples who live in "red states" (states that vote primarily
Republican) are 27% more likely to get divorced than couples who live
in blue states (states that vote primarily Democrat).
Divorce Fact 2:
Couples who have a daughter are more likely to get divorced than couples
who have a son, although only by 5%.
Divorce Fact 3:
Divorce can be "contagious." People who have a divorced sibling
are 22% more likely to get divorced and people who have close friends
who are divorced are 147% more likely to get divorced.