Among those who rated their marriages as very unhappy, almost 8 out of 10 who avoided divorce were happily married 5 years later.
Conversely, on average unhappily married adults who divorced, whether staying single or remarrying, were no happier than unhappily married adults who stayed married.
(Four Surveys – National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, Panel Study of Income Dynamics; High School and Beyond, National Survey of Famiies and Households, as analyzed by Drs.
Sara Mc Lanahan and Gary Sandefur, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1994, p.
Almost half of all married Boomers (46%) have already undergone a marital split.
According to Barna, this indicates that Boomers are virtually certain to “become the first generation for which a majority experienced a divorce.” 62% of both the ex-husbands and ex-wives said they wished their spouses had worked harder, and 35% of the ex-husbands and 21% of ex-wives said they wished they, themselves, had worked harder.
Mental Illness: Those who are Separated or Divorced have a 44% chance of suffering from a psychiatric disorder.
Compared to 24% married, never separated or divorced.
(Barna 2004) Reconciliation of Those Separated 10% of all currently married couples in the U. have experienced a separation and reconciliation in their marriage.Three out of four unhappily married adults are married to someone who is happy with the marriage. Findings from a Study of Unhappy Marriages by Linda J. (For this study, loneliness was defined as the absence of satisfying social relationships.) Alcoholism: 16.2% of those Separated or Divorced once will be alcoholics; 24.2% of those going through more than one Separation or Divorce will be alcoholics.Compared with only 8.9% with intact marriages being alcoholics.Depression and Women: Rate of depression for women who have been twice divorced is higher than any other category of marital status (5.8%) as compared to Cohabiting women (5.1%), Divorced once 4.1%.Compared to Married (never divorced) 1.5% The suicide rate for the Divorced is 2.9%, higher than any other category of marital status.Commitment to their marriages was responsible for staying in their marriages and finding happiness five years later. 86% of unhappily married adults reported no violence in their relationship (including 77% who later divorced or separated) (93% of unhappy avoided divorce reported no violence in their marriage 5 years later.) In each category below the rates are higher for the divorced and separated than those with intact marriages.Many currently happily married spouses have had extended periods of marital unhappiness, often for serious reasons such as alcoholism, infidelity, verbal abuse, emotional neglect, depression, illness, and work reversals. Loneliness: The Separated are more lonely than any other group of adults categorized by marital status.29.6% of the Separated say they are lonely compared to 20.6% widowed, 20.4% divorced, 14.5% never married and 4.6% married.(Barna 2004) Adults with a college degree are less likely to divorce.31% college grads 36% non-college grads Average age at which people first dissolve their initial marriage tends to be in the early thirties. to four different studies: Teen Births: Teens in single parent households are close to twice as likely to give birth to a child.(Two studies show more than twice as likely; two have a smaller gap.