Friday, July 25th, 2014

National Divorce Rate Trending Downward

DivorceThe divorce rate in the U.S. continues to fall, but a large percentage of couples still call it quits despite their vows of “for better or worse.”  

The reasons can vary as much as the individuals involved, although experts say there are ways to safeguard a marriage, especially when children join the family. Marriage counselor Patricia Mackie says babies and kids can bring stresses from a lack of sleep to extra expense and housework, so it is vital for the parents to be on the same page.

The divorce rate in America peaked at around 50-percent in the 1980s and has slowly been trending downward.  It is now just over 40-percent.  

Arizona's divorce rate is 20-percent higher than the national average.

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