Statistics tell us that marriage is doomed in the U.S. Here are some stats you should be aware of.
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Second and Third Marriages Have a Higher Failure Rate
This surprised me, as I would have suspected that second or third marriages would have a higher success rate than firsts. It would seem that whatever you “got wrong” the first time, would get fixed in subsequent marriages. My mom was married twice…and divorced twice. I have a close friend who was married twice…and divorced twice.
It is understandable that more parents remain married than couples without children. Being a product of a divorced family, I can understand this, as my parents didn’t split up until I was in college and my younger brother was about 17.
Which State Has The Highest Divorce Rate?
“Oklahoma has extraordinarily high rates of divorce among both men and women compared to the rest of the country. According to the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative, 32 percent of Oklahoma adults who have ever been married have been divorced. The association lists financial troubles as one of the leading causes of divorce in the state.” – NBC News
Wondering Why Oklahoma Has the Highest Divorce Rate?
According to the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative, Oklahoma is consistently one of the top states in the nations for divorces although it says determining the exact rate is difficult. The association says Oklahoma counties are not required, and don’t have funding, to collect divorce data. In fact, most recent data by the association in 2001 shows 32% of all Oklahomans who had been married had also been divorced.
Hazel Southerland is a marriage counselor in Durant. She says financial troubles and alcohol and drug abuse are common causes for conflict in a relationship but that a new problem is rising in the complaint ranks.