Divorced Inc. 10 Nations with the Highest Divorce Rates

Divorced Inc. 10 Nations with the Highest Divorce Rates



10. U.S.A. (53%)

According to the most recent statistics, a little more than 50% of marriages end in divorce in America, or 53% to be exact. According to Dr. William H. Doherty, a noted marriage therapist, around 40-50% of all first marriages as well as around 60% of second marriages will end in divorce. Statistics also show that the more you marry, the more likely you are to divorce again, as those in their third marriage have a 73% likeliness of divorcing.

The most common factors that increase the risk of divorce are income and education differences, premarital pregnancy, religious differences, unrealistic expectations, young age, and many others. What was once considered taboo is now normal in the U.S., and no one is too surprised when they hear that someone is getting a divorce.

In America, divorces have become very common in the last fifty years, and the highest divorce rates were in the early 1970s and 1980s, after which they slowly declined. However, not all of the states in the U.S. are the same – states such as Oklahoma and Oregon have much higher divorce rates than, for instance, New York or Massachusetts. Despite these high divorce rates, the U.S. is the last on our list, as the following nations divorce even more.

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