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Here's why the divorce rate is increasing

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Researchers estimate that 40%-50% of all first marriages will end in divorce or permanent separation and about 60% – 65% of second marriages will end in divorce. Although divorce has always been a part of American society, divorce has become more common in the last 50 years. Changes in the laws have made divorce much easier. The highest divorce rates ever recorded were in the 1970s and early 1980s.

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Many reasons can be attributed to the overall increase in the divorce rate. I personally believe a key contributing factor may be the fight for gender equality and the fact that women are starting to be afforded the same opportunities as men. Women no longer have to be home-makers and wait for a man to provide for them. The rise infemale independence has resulted in the ability of them being able to get up and leave a marriage that does not serve them anymore, simply because they can support themselves... but also, divorce is no longer a taboo or shameful so it is becoming more socially acceptable and understandable and more and more people are opting for that route if they think it's best.
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divorce is not a good sign.
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Many reasons can be attributed to the overall increase in the divorce rate. I personally believe a key contributing factor may be the fight for gender equality and the fact that women are starting to be afforded the same opportunities as men. Women no longer have to be home-makers and wait for a man to provide for them. The rise infemale independence has resulted in the ability of them being able to get up and leave a marriage that does not serve them anymore, simply because they can support themselves... but also, divorce is no longer a taboo or shameful so it is becoming more socially acceptable and understandable and more and more people are opting for that route if they think it's best.
though it maybe result of what all good things mentioned here.
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Before 1970, divorce was relatively uncommon and difficult to get. Fault was usually required-one of the spouses must have committed a crime or sin that justified the divorce. There needed to be adultery, abandonment, cruelty, intoxication or some other reason that made it necessary to end the marriage. Nowadays it’s so easy to just “opt out of marriage” that is why I personally think the divorce rate has increased
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I think a key contributing factors is that cohabitation has become acceptable. Research shows that couples that live together before marriage are more likely to divorce. So as society changes and certain things become acceptable, chances are, less people will feel the need to stick it out til death do them part to be quite honest.
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All marriages involve making decisions with incomplete information. Many of us don't know what we want and it is not surprising that a relationship for life breaks down at some point. People and personalities change – I think the ‘til death’ concept is a bit misleading and unattainable
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I believe that divorce is a strong indicator of gender freedom
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What most people don’t consider is that divorce can be regarded as a socioeconomic phenomenon that depends a lot on economic growth, labor opportunities, cultural support and career movement. When economies stop growing, a lot of marriages on the edge get pushed over the cliff. In fact, Western countries are seeing a massive growth in divorce among the rural, uneducated populace, where unemployment is rapidly rising
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Growing up in a staunch Christian family, the idea of my parents getting divorced never even crossed my mind. Religion affects divorce in various ways. In orthodox countries, divorce is still a taboo. Religious laws might make divorce far more complicated and harder to attain. Beyond that, religion can also work in positive ways. If everything else is equal, people who share a spiritual bond are less likely to divorce.
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People marry for many different reasons, some not the"right" ones. Some marry for money and some marry for security and a sense of comfort. The problem with these reasons is that money runs out sometimes and the person you thought would always protect you fails in some way or another.
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Couples marry either far too young or when they are far too immature. Instead of waiting for that one person who will always be there, a woman or man will listen to their biological clocks rather than their hearts.
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I don't know that age is a factor. My parents married young and they are still together. People in her generation, who I know, marry at almost the same age - early 20s - and they are all still happily married. I believe back in the days, people are more serious about the meaning of marriage than nowadays.
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People end up in divorce court because they wait too long to find solutions to the problems in their marriage. We are a nation of highly independent people and in my opinion that independence we covet stands in the way of us being able to humble ourselves and ask for help from each other.
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I see very few people willing to yield control to their spouse. The “my way or the highway” mentality is destroying good marriages and leaving people with nothing but their need to be control freaks.
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Couples have this romantic notion that if they are in love they shouldn't be fighting. Once the fighting begins, they are so flabbergasted by the idea that someone who loves them would criticize them that all hell breaks loose. We start harboring resentment and start withdrawing from our spouse. There is an inability to fight, make-up, forgive, and get on with the marriage.
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