Mister Imperceptible wrote: ↑
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:20 pm
Are we just supposed to ignore this very real (statistically 50% and probably increasing) possibility and pretend it does not exist?
People always quote some very high percentage of divorce. But I think the devil may be in the details. If you start by looking at 5 people, 4 who have been married for 50 years, and 1 who married and divorced five times, the divorce rate is 55%. But really it was more like 20% because some people seem to be serial monogamists. One trend I have definitely noticed is that divorcees tend to remarry and divorce more than once. The people who marry once and call it a day are usually married for decades and decide they're done with it.
When you break that down by number of marriages:
42-45% percent of first marriages end in divorce.
60% of second marriages end in divorce.
73% of third marriages end in divorce.
The important number IMO is the 42-45%. I am very curious as to what happens if you remove the repeat offenders from % of first marriages ending in divorce, it obviously goes down, but by how much? You might realistically be looking at a 20-30% chance of divorce if you don't fall into the serial monogamist category.
Then you've got a bunch of other statistics, like this: https://www.wf-lawyers.com/divorce-stat ... and-facts/
5 Professions with highest divorce rate:
Dancers – 43
Bartender s- 38.4
Massage Therapists – 38.2
Gaming Cage Workers – 34.6
Gaming Service Workers – 31.3
5 Professions with lowest divorce rate:
Farmers – 7.63
Podiatrists – 6.81
Clergy – 5.61
Optomitrists – 4.01
Agricultural Engineers – 1.78
Marry someone who has gone to college and gotten a white collar job and isn't getting fired constantly and is responsible with money and you're much lower risk. Who could have ever predicted that someone who works as a stripper would have a higher chance of divorce. I'm assuming many "dancers" fit that category. IOTW if you want a stable boring marriage find a stable boring partner.