i am actually curious now, what the rate is for people who got married at 16-20 yrs old. and not just that they last 10 or 20 yrs. but that they never divorce and actually follow 'till death do us part'.
In my wife's family both of her grandparents were high school sweet hearts and married until death. We are trying to keep the tradition going. Well, actually didn't intend to do that from the get go....just turned out that way.
Last edited by VdubChaos; 02-14-2012 at 04:31 PM.
The divorce rate in America for first marriage is 41%
The divorce rate in America for second marriage is 60%
The divorce rate in America for third marriage is 73%
Mean age at first divorce
For Males: 30.5 yrs.
For Females: 29 yrs.
Age at marriage for those who divorce in America
Age Women Men
Under 20 years old 27.6% 11.7%
20 to 24 years old 36.6% 38.8%
25 to 29 years old 16.4% 22.3%
30 to 34 years old 8.5% 11.6%
35 to 39 years old 5.1% 6.5%
Seems like a VAST majority of the divorces happen to people who got married before reaching 30 yrs old.
I'm not saying that they should stay together regardless, but I am saying he needs to be a decent person over the whole deal and not just "dump and run". No woman deserves that and he'd be the first to bleat if it was done to him.
I'm one of the "lucky ones", been married 38 years, married at 19 and 21, and the harder we try the more "lucky" we get. Dump and run is for a-holes.