More About Marriage

U.S. Compiles Divorce Statistics
By LAURA MECKLER

"One in three marriages will end in divorce during their first 10 years, with certain couples more likely to split up than others, a government survey finds. People who marry young, have less money, are not religious and whose parents are divorced are more likely to divorce themselves.Overall, by age 30, three in four women have been married and about half have lived with a partner outside marriage."

"Those are among the findings of an extensive survey of nearly 11,000 women ages 15 to 44 exploring factors influencing cohabitation, marriage and divorce. The survey, conducted in 1995 by the National Center for Health Statistics, focuses on a wide range of family and fertility issues and included only women. A new round of interviews being done now includes both men and women."

Divorce and premarital cohabitation are bad ideas? Gee, the Catholic Church has always maintained that. Amazing, ain't it? 😉