A New Study Reports Shocking Findings About the Relationship Between Age and Divorce

August 10, 2015
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No matter what age you are, divorce can be an occurrence. While divorce rates regularly fluctuate, a little under 50% of all marriages within the United States end in divorce these days, and about 60% of second marriages result in divorce.

Science has attempted to make things easier for us, conducting research on the correlation of divorce rates and variables such as age. Past research suggested that the older you were, the less likely you were to get divorced.

However, research from a new study conducted by psychologist Nicholas H. Wolfinger is suggesting the complete opposite. According to his findings, individuals in their early 20s or late 30s and beyond are actually more likely to get divorced than individuals in their late 20s.

In the study, Wolfinger found that when people got married at age 32 and under, their likelihood for divorce decreased by 11% for every year.

So what caused this shift in divorce trends? Perhaps a more career driven mindset has made it difficult for those in their late 30s and above to compromise and incorporate other lives and a family into their already successful routine.

Although Wolfinger’s research is compelling, this is not the only reason couples seek divorce. According to previous studies, approximately 25% of couples in mediation groups attribute their divorce to adultery, and 80% of them attribute their separation to a lack of intimacy. Among reasons for divorce, many attribute marital separation to financial disagreement; in fact couples who argue about finances are 30% more likely to get divorced.

But regardless of what age you are and what the reasoning is, separation and divorce can be a painful thing.

We can’t turn back the clock and change who we chose to marry; the best thing to do is to move on with your best foot forward. A large part of this process is finding a trusted attorney to help with your divorce proceedings. Having a divorce attorney that you can trust will ensure that the divorce process goes down as smoothly and as painless as possible.

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