Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Cohabiting and Divorce rates:
  So today in class we were talking about divorce and cohabiting.  Something interesting that was said is that 75% of Marriages in the U.S. are successful, with only 25% divorcing.  But of those 25%, 60% will get a divorce from their second marriges.  In some circumstances, this might be because the person is afraid of conflict of fighting, so when these issues come up they move on. Their is also the issue of cohabiting.  Studies have shown that if you cohabit before marriage, the more likely it is that you will get a divorce.  Now I don't exactly know why this is, but i just find it interesting.  If you have an opinion on the subject, please comment.  I hope you found this interesting and I hope you have a wonderful day. :D


  1. Why do you think many second marriages also fail? I have studied cohabitation a fair bit and I find it so interesting as well! One of the reasons regarding the failure of marriage after cohabitation involves high levels of individualism and a weariness to fully become one in marriage. We are taught from a gospel perspective of the importance to grow together and lead a new life as opposed to two separate lives being lead side by side.

  2. Yea, those are the reasons that many people divorce divorce after they have cohabited before marriage. They just have a sense that they should get what they want and when their is even a little doubt that they won't they just pack up and leave.