Society has been overrun with a barrage of statistics about divorce, but many of those statistics are outdated or simply inaccurate. While divorce is certainly a very real and prevalent problem for people in Florida and the rest of the country, there are myths that need to be busted around the topic. Here is a look at some of the biggest divorce myths today.
You’ve probably heard it said that 50% of marriages end in divorce. This discouraging statistic is simply false. The study that brought this fictional number to the forefront was conducted in the 1970s and was a projection, which estimated that America would eventually reach a 50% divorce rate.
Fortunately, the country never made it to that level. While divorce did become more common in the ’70s and ’80s, the number of marriages that end in divorce actually decreased throughout the following two decades.
A failed marriage does not mean that the parties involved are failures. A variety of factors can lead to a couple ending their marriage without the blame being on either party. As people age, they often evolve and find themselves in a different place in their lives, leaving divorce as the only logical option.
Wedding costs related to marriage length
A recent study published in the New York Times claimed that there is an inverse correlation between the cost of a wedding and the length of the marriage. The study claimed that an expensive wedding and honeymoon causes marriages to start out with debt, which leads to financial stress and ultimately, divorce. There is no solid science behind this, however.
An individual facing a divorce may want to contact an attorney who is familiar with the process in their state. The attorney may review the facts of the case and help guide their client through each step of divorce.