9 Things That Make You More Likely to Get Divorced
Are you dealing with a child's ADHD diagnosis? Do you think you're smarter than your spouse? If so, statistically speaking, your marriage has a better chance of ending up in divorce court. Those are just a couple of the odd and interesting factors culled by "Good Housekeeping" that make you more likely to get divorced. Below are a few more:
If the bride got nervous and almost called off or ran out on the wedding, the risk of divorce more than doubles.
You got married in your early 20's, or after age 32.
Women who are one to three years older than their husbands are 53% more likely to end the marriage.
If your parents are divorced, you're at least 40% more likely to do the same. And if they got remarried, you have a 91% likelihood of getting divorced.
Parents who have two sons face a nearly 37% risk of divorce, but having two daughters ups your chances to 43%. Researchers think it happens because fathers get more invested in family life when they have boys.
When one person spends too much and continually runs up charges, divorce can be as much 45% more likely.
If the wife makes 60% or more of the family income, the risk of divorce is double that of couples where she doesn't work at all.
Multiple studies have determined that living together before marriage gives you about a 12% higher probability that your marriage will fail.
When only one person in a relationship smokes, they're 75% to 91% more likely to split than smokers who are married to another smoker.