Divorce studies are blossoming as the divorce rate seems to be increasing.
Is it actually increasing? Here are three of the most common myths about divorce:
: 50% of all marriages end in
: The divorce rate can be calculated in many different ways, as there
are many couples who are still married who may divorce later. The divorce
rate actually seems to be falling since the 1970s.
: Divorce happens evenly across all socio-economic groups.
: Unfortunately, divorce is more common among middle-class spouses who
do not have college degrees. Wealthier couples with college degree, especially
those who were married after the age of 26, have a much more better chance
: Second marriages typically work better than first marriages.
: Again, it is sadly untrue that people learn from their first marriage
and make their second one better. While some do, around 37% of second
marriages fail within the first 10 years, which is 7% more than first