The number of divorcees grows larger every year. Last year, the pool grew by more than 800,000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
A large percentage of our population has experienced divorce, which has caused an increase in the amount of research conducted on the subject. New studies are released all the time that discuss the trends and statistics surrounding divorce. Two recent ones took a look at which behaviors can indicate that a divorce is upcoming.
According to NY Daily News, a new study indicates that looking at a couple’s drinking habits may be the best way to predict whether or not they will divorce. The study looked at 634 couples and followed them for nine years. They found that when both partners had a similar alcohol preference, the divorce rate stayed relatively low at 30 percent. The number was about the same if they both drank very little or both drank a substantial amount. However, when only one of the partners was a heavy drinker, the divorce rate significantly increased to 50 percent.
The researchers cautioned that although alcoholism in both partners won’t lead to divorce, it could lead to other family related issues.
The Study Supports The Idea That Couples Who Have More In Common Tend To Stay Together
Couples who divorce often do so because they find they no longer have very much in common. Sometimes this is because they have grown apart, or it could be because they have chosen two separate life paths. Whatever the reason, divorce can be hard on both partners.
At Elliot Green Law Offices, we understand that divorce can be stressful, and you may be experiencing a lot of change in your life. Throughout the divorce process, there are many important legal decisions you will need to make. Part of our job is to keep track of those for you and help you make the decisions that will best align with your goals moving forward. To discuss your divorce during a free consultation, Call Us At 718-260-8668 Today!
A Different Study Found That A Person’s Facebook Profile Can Help Predict Divorce
A recent New York Times article discussed a different study, which attempted to determine the health of a relationship based on the couple’s Facebook friends. The study used data from 1.3 million Facebook profiles that listed a spouse or other relationship. They found that when a couple’s mutual friends are not well connected, the couple had a high chance of staying together. If, on the other hand, their mutual friends were all friends with each other, then the couple was likely to break up. In other words, relationships are more successful when they bridge two different social groups.
At Elliot Green Law Offices, we have helped more than 300 clients from the Brooklyn area with their divorce or child-custody hearings. No matter why you are getting a divorce, we are here to help you get through it. To set up a consultation, Call Us At 718-260-8668 Today!