New statistics show that only 39% of people that marry will divorce, and that is not the only surprise. Here are three more surprising facts about life after the uncoupling.
Seven Year Itch
There may be a reason your neighborhood Tampa divorce lawyer is busy in the first few months of the year because that is when most people file for divorce. Statistically, it also follows that the seven-year itch is true because people often contact a lawyer right after the holidays and between their seventh and eighth year of marriage.
Men Get Richer
When men are limited to child support and sometimes alimony in supporting their ex-partner and family, their incomes often go up significantly. The myth has long been held that men suffer great financial loss after a divorce, but several studies show this is simply not the case. Men’s available income goes up as much as 30% immediately after the divorce.
Women Get Happier
Women may be impacted more strongly by financial woes after a divorce, but several new studies show they are significantly happier than their male counterparts. That could be because men often marry again right away, but that has yet to be studied.
If you are considering marriage to a dancer or a bartender, think again! Choreographers, dancers, and bartenders all have significantly higher rates of divorce than other professions. Could it be the alcohol and endorphins lead to the shedding of inhibitions? Who knows!
Women Ask More
It may come as a huge surprise that women ask to be released from their marriage about 70% of the time. However, that statistic comes on the heel of a study announcing that women are found to cheat in their marriage in almost equal numbers to the men.
The one thing you can hold true after following all the old myths about marriage and divorce is that nothing is certain. Men and women and their attitudes toward marriage seem to change every year. Now that is no surprise!