September 18, 2013

What’s Your Divorce Risk?

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An article published in The Daily Beast purports to provide the top 15 reasons for couples to get a divorce. The article also provides the divorce risk and percentages of why certain individuals get divorced.

Some of the following signs were listed in the article and provide reasons for high divorce rates in the United States:

  1. Age. Statistics show that if a woman got married before the age of 18, their marriage faces a 48 percent likelihood of divorce within 10 years.
  2. Children. If one spouse wants a child more than the other, their marriage is more than twice as likely to end in divorce than the marriages of couples who agree on how much they do or don’t want children.
  3. Sex of children. Data reveals that if you have sons, you face a 36.9 percent likelihood of divorce, whereas if you have daughters, the likelihood rises to 43.1 percent.                                                 Schedule a Personalized Divorce Assessment With an Attorney Now!
  4. Men with high testosterone. A man with high testosterone levels is 43 percent more likely to get divorced than a man with low testosterone levels.
  5. Children with ADHD. If your child is diagnosed with ADHD, you are 22.7 percent more likely to get divorced before the child turns 8 than parents that don’t have a child with ADHD.
  6. Cohabiting with a lover other than your spouse. If you are currently married, but have lived with a lover other than your spouse, you are more than twice as likely to get divorced than someone who has never lived with a lover.
  7. Not smiling for photographs at a young age. If you didn’t smile for photographs early in your life, your marriage is five times more likely to end in divorce. Optimistic people find it easier to get along with others, and smiles are revealed at a young age.


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