The Most Common Warning Signs Pointing to Divorce
Over the years, social scientists have done a significant amount of research into the factors that are most likely to end a marriage. While it’s impossible to say for sure whether a couple will end up divorced or not, there are certainly some traits of a relationship that could raise red flags.
The following are some examples:
- Lack of education: A person who does not finish high school is significantly less likely to get divorced. Couples with a higher level of post-secondary education tend to be the ones that last.
- Overly affectionate: Newlyweds that are overly affectionate are more likely to get divorced, according to a study published in 2001. This doesn’t necessarily mean that public displays of affection are a predictor for divorce, but couples that are infatuated with each other and physically inseparable in unhealthy ways are much more likely to divorce.
- Inability to work through conflict: Couples are much more likely to last if they’re able to communicate and work through conflicts. If the response by one or both spouses is instead to withdraw and keep their issues bottled up, the marriage is much more likely to fail, according to research.
- Age of marriage: If you get married in your teens, you are much more likely to get divorced than people who get married later. In addition, couples who marry in their mid-30s or later are at greater risk for divorce than couples who marry in their late 20s and early 30s. In fact, after age 32, the odds of divorce increase by about five percent each year.
- Open contempt: It should come as no surprise that if one partner shows contempt for the other, the marriage is much more likely to end in divorce.
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