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Age difference increases likelihood of divorce

A recent study showed age differences between spouses may predict the likelihood of getting divorced, according to an online report published in The Atlantic on November 9.

The study, which analyzed the data from more than 3,000 Americans who were recently married and divorced, revealed a 5-year age difference between couples make them 18% more likely to get divorced, while couples with even a meager 1-year gap are 3% more likely to call it quits on their marriage. On the other hand, couples born on or around the same year are more likely to stay together. It could be because couples who have wider age gaps between them might not share the same cultural reference points and interests compared to same-aged couples. Regardless of the reason, it is not uncommon for couples to realize that divorce is their best option.

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Living together prior to marriage does not increase the risk of divorce, study says

A recent research study by an associate professor from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro concluded that living together before marriage does not lead to divorce, according to a Huffington Post article published on Tuesday, March 11.

After analyzing the data on married women from the National Survey of Family Growth, associate professor Arielle Kuperberg said it is not early cohabitation that increases the risk of divorce, but actually how young a couple is when they decide to get married.

Kuperberg said the result of the study is significant, as it modifies the conventional knowledge about how early cohabitation is being linked to divorce.

Filing for divorce can be difficult, but is often necessary for couples who no longer want to be together. At Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, we make sure people in Houston who are pursuing divorce have the legal guidance and support they need to ensure their interests are protected. Call us at (713) 802-1777 to discuss your situation and how we can help.


Study: Divorce rates higher for couples who share household duties

A new study has been released that shows that married couples who divide household chores equally have a higher rate of divorce.

These findings come from research involving thousands of Norwegian adults that took place from 2007 to 2008. The study looked into household chores, marriage, and happiness. It was found that divorce rates were actually higher for the couples that shared household chores equally (roughly 25%) than for the 71% of couples in which women did more of the chores than men.

“The main point is that there is little to indicate that gender equality at home protects against divorce, as many people think and as is typically maintained by scholars in the field,” Thomas Hansen, a researcher with a Norwegian social research institute and one of the co-authors of the study, told TODAY in an e-mail.

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