As a continuation of the
previous article involving
divorce facts and myths, here are a few more common ones.
Divorce Myth #3
"A good way to reduce the chances of eventually divorcing is to live
together before marriage."
Fact: Quite the contrary, numerous studies have found that those who live together
before marriage have a considerably
higher chance of eventually divorcing. The reasons for this are not particularly
understood. Some people think there is evidence that the act of cohabitation
itself generates attitudes in people that are more conducive to divorce,
for example the attitude that relationships are temporary and easily can be ended.
Divorce Myth #4
"Unhappiness in the marriage at certain points is a good sign that
the marriage will eventually end in up divorce."
Fact: By far the great majority of marriages have both ups and downs, just like
in normal life. Every day is not going to be a "wonderful" day.
According to recent research using a large national sample, it was found
that 86 percent of people who were unhappily married in the late 1980s,
and stayed with the marriage, indicated that they were happier when interviewed
five years later. Three fifths of the formerly unhappily married couples
rated their marriages as either "very happy" or "quite
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