What percentage of marriages end in divorce? If you are like most people then you would say 50% of marriages end in divorce, and you would be mostly wrong. According to The United Family International they say the follow:
More than 70 percent of all first marriages succeed. Seventy percent of all people who have ever been married are still married to the same person!
So where’d the 50 percent number come from, you ask? Those who marry, divorce, re-marry, divorce, and re-marry and divorce are dragging the overall average down to 50 percent.
Although a first-marriage divorce rate that hovers around 28 percent is far from ideal, that number tells a different story about marriage than the continual drum beat about divorce being such an inevitable part of marriage. The vast majority of marriages can and DO succeed!
Society loves to make marriage seem like one of the most difficult and horrendous things on earth. We have all heard someone say to the new groom, "Well boy your life is over." Trust me when I say that marriage is far from being the end, and that it can actually be the beginning of many wonderful years of your life. This week I will take the time to give you a few marriage tips that will help make sure you stay in the 70% that are still together! And yes I will talk about sex just to make sure you come back to read my blog. If you haven't already, please sign up to get my daily posts sent to you via email. You just have to simply give me your email in the top right corner under "subscribe."
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Tony Russell, MA, LMHC