May 15, 2009

Take Me out to the Ball Game – Does Baseball Decrease Divorce Rates?

Divorce attorneys are experienced in assisting people in dissolving their marriages. Consequently, we are often asked how can one keep a marriage from breaking up West Palm Beach and elsewhere will shake their heads in disbelief regarding the results of this recent study. 

The University of Denver Center for Marital and Family Studies recently studied the divorce rates before and after cities received a major league baseball team. This study found such cities did experience a lower divorce rate. In addition, it also found a 28 percent lower divorce rate for such cities than cities without a major league baseball franchise. There may be many explanations for this significant difference.

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Professor Howard Markman cites the importance of fun and friendship in a healthy marriage. Going to baseball games is one way couples can have fun together and talk as friends. One may wonder whether marriage counselors will be passing out passes to baseball games to couples seeking to better their marriages. 


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