Divorce rates are through the roof: it seems, these days, that most relationships end in divorce than ever before. And divorce doesn’t just affect the couple involved: there’s kids, family, and friends to consider. Here are some sobering statistics on divorce that could make you change your mind about marriage.
1.) 1/3 of U.S. divorce filings in 2011 involved the word “Facebook.”
2.) If you live together before getting engaged, you have a higher chance of divorce.
3.) Every hour, someone in the U.S. gets divorced.
4.) Most divorces from first marriages end at around 8 years.
5.) A 45 minute commute can raise your risk for divorce about 40%
6.) It takes about 1 year for divorce proceedings.
7.) Mo’ money less problems: the more you earn, and the older you are, the less likely you are to divorce.
8.) 75% of people who are wed to people they met during an affair get divorced.
9.) Smoking when your partner doesn’t makes you 75% more likely to divorce.
10.) Do you like pina coladas? In Bosnia, a couple divorced because each partner was dating someone online; it turns out they were dating each other.
11.) Only Ronald Reagan has been elected post-divorce.
12.) If you have divorced parents, you are twice as likely to never get a high school diploma, or a college degree.
13.) How long does it take to “get over” a divorce? About 18 months, on average.