Dating a newly divorced woman relationships
The authors always chose one category as the “reference point.” That means that all of the other categories are compared to that category.Below for example, “20% less likely” means that couples who dated 1-2 years before their engagement were 20% less likely to ultimately end up divorced than couples who dated less than a year before getting engaged.
Yet the findings below completely contradict that intuition: The more you spend on your wedding, the more likely you’ll end up divorced.
About a decade ago, the gossip on everyone’s lips was that “1/2 of all marriages in the U. end in divorce.” That factoid was later disproven, but it left a lasting impression on the eligible bachelors and bachelorettes of America.
In an effort to not become a part of that statistic, I started doing a little research on what makes for a stable marriage in America.
Earlier today, I ran across an interesting study on divorce titled ‘A Diamond is Forever’ and Other Fairy Tales: The Relationship between Wedding Expenses and Marriage Duration.
The authors of this study polled thousands of recently married and divorced Americans (married 2008 or later) and asked them dozens of questions about their marriage: How long they were dating, how long they were engaged, etc.Information is not available about the quality of the 25% of marriages that did not end in divorce. Affairs relationships are usually protected from the stresses of everyday life.The study did provide information on the reasons that the marriages ended… In fact, they can frequently be experienced as escapes from these stressors.Perhaps the biggest factor is how many people attend your wedding: Couples who elope are 12.5x more likely to end up divorced than couples who get married at a wedding with 200 people.