Warning signs : Getting married in your teens or after age 32- It is often said that one should get marry when he or she is ready. Don’t accept any outside force to take a step of marrying someone unless you feel you are ready. Research does suggest that couples who marry in their teens and couples who marry in their mid-30s or later are at greater risk for divorce than couples in their late 20s and early 30s. The risk is especially high for teenage couples.That’s according to research led by Nicholas Wolfinger, a professor at the University of Utah. After age 32, Wolfinger found, your odds of divorce increase by about 5 percent every year. As Wolfinger wrote in a blog post for the conservative-leaning Institute for Family Studies, “For almost everyone, the late twenties seems to be the best time to tie the knot.”Having a husband who doesn’t work full-time- A 2016 Harvard study, published in the American Sociological Review, suggests that it’s not a couple’s finances that affect their chances of divorce, but rather the division of labor. When the researcher, Alexandra Killewald, looked at heterosexual marriages that began after 1975, she learned that couples in which the husband didn’t have a full-time job had a 3.3 percent chance of divorcing the following year, compared to 2.5 percent among couples in which the husband did have a full-time job.
Withdrawing during conflict- If you have conflicts with your partner, is it only you who shuts down everytime then its not a good sign. A 2013 study, published in the Journal of Marriage and Family, found that husbands’ “withdrawal” behaviors predicted higher divorce rates. This conclusion was based on the researchers’ interviews with about 350 newlywed couples living in Michigan.
Not finishing high school- It doesn’t seem fair that couples who spend more time in school are less likely to get divorced. But that’s what the research suggests. A post on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website highlights a result from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (1979), which looked at the marriage and divorce patterns of a group of young baby boomers. The post reads: “The chance of a marriage ending in divorce was lower for people with more education, with over half of marriages of those who did not complete high school having ended in divorce compared with approximately 30 percent of marriages of college graduates.”
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