Why Divorce Statistics Shouldn’t Scare You

September 11, 2018  |  
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So they say 40 to 50 percent of marriages end in divorce these days. That’s a figure your cynical friend may throw at you when you announce that you’re engaged. Even if that oh-so-helpful buddy hadn’t mentioned it, you’d heard those numbers before. They’re rather alarming. If you don’t stop to analyze them, those statistics can easily turn you off to the concept of marriage entirely. But, like with any research, we need to pry deeper and ask a bit about the control groups, the various factors—the details. You have to remember that basically anyone can get married. That doesn’t account for mental stability, integrity, ability to stay monogamous, financial stability or, you know, a lot of things that are pretty important for the success of a marriage. That’s why I, personally, feel that that 40 to 50 percent figure doesn’t apply to me. And here is why divorce statistics shouldn’t scare you.

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Some people marry too young

A lot of people just marry too young. They’re obviously headed for divorce court. They will go through so many changes that, they’ll be a completely different person by year four of marriage than they were in year one. There are 19-year-olds out there getting married. Do you really think your marriage is at risk of the same issues theirs are? Marrying young is just not a great idea.

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