Divorce Amazing Facts

50 Amazing and Interesting Facts about Divorce | Amazing Facts 4U 

  1. The most commonly cited statistic stats is that one in every four families will face divorce. More than one million people have parents who separate or divorce each year in the U.S.
  2. In ancient Rome, a couple could divorce just by declaring their intent not to live together in front of seven witnesses. Divorce was common, especially in the upper classes, and a divorced woman could receive her dowry back in full. However, a woman found guilty of adultery would receive just half of her dowry. The law did not recognize adultery by husbands.
  3. In ancient Chaldea, a man could get a divorce by writing a letter to his wife’s father or by saying “Thou are not my wife.” However, if the wife ever said, “Thou are not my husband,” she would be immediately drowned.
  4. In some Native American tribes, if a man left his wife without a serious reason, he was not allowed to remain a member of the tribe. Many tribes did not allow a man to separate from his wife if they had children together. The Aztecs were never permitted to divorce.
  5. A few hundred years back, women in Turkey could legally divorce their husbands, if he didn’t provide them with enough coffee.
  6. The Catholic Church’s position developed in 13 th century stated that divorce was forbidden because a validly contracted Christian marriage could be dissolved only by the death of a husband or wife.
  7. Divorce is also illegal in Malta, a country that is controlled by the Vatican. It is one of the three countries in the world (all Catholic) where divorce is illegal, even if the marriage is not a Catholic marriage.
  8. Amazing fact is that in the Philippines, divorce is illegal. Any divorce that is conducted outside the country is also not recognized within the Philippines.
  9. In America, the divorce rate for a first marriage, the second marriage and third marriage are about 41%. 60% and 73% respectively.
  10. First marriages that end in divorce usually last approximately 8 years.
  11. The average length of divorce proceedings in the United States is 1 year.
  12. The mean age of a man and woman for a first divorce is about 30 years.
  13. The Air Force has the highest rate of divorce out of all the services.
  14. There are 100 divorces every hour in the U.S.
  15. Couples who live together before engagement have a higher divorce rates than those who wait.
  16. Asian women are the most likely to be in a first marriage that lasts over 20 years.
  17. Every 10 to 13 seconds someone gets divorced in the world.
  18. Men and women on average wait 3 to 3.5 years to remarry after a divorce.
  19. The divorce rate for couples over 65 years old has doubled since 1980.
  20. In USA , western states typically have the highest marriage and divorce rates, followed by the South. The Northeast has the lowest marriage and divorce rates.
  21. New Jersey has the lowest divorce rate and Nevada has the highest rate of divorce rate.
  22. Marriages are more likely to last longer when people marry at an older age, have a higher education, and earn more money.
  23. Couples who have a lavish wedding are more vulnerable to divorce.
  24. 50 Percent of Divorcees Regret Ending Their Marriage.
  25. 50 % of women and 33% of men remain angry for 10 years after divorce.
  26. 80% of those who divorce during an affair regret it afterwards. Average affair lasts 2 to 4 years.
  27. A marriage is more likely to end in divorce if one partner smokes. As per U.S. statistics, if one partner smokes, a marriage is 75% more likely to end in divorce.
  28. One partner’s weight gain can increase the risk of divorce. It has been noted that if a spouse has gained more than 20% of his or her body weight, divorce is more likely.
  29. The top 5 reasons for divorce in the U.S. include 1) communication problems; 2) infidelity 3) financial problems; 4) psychological, emotional, and physical abuse; and 5) loss of interest.
  30. The top six signs of an impending divorce include 1) dreaming of life without the spouse; 2) the bad in the marriage outweighs the good; 3) lack of communication; 4) engaging negative defence mechanisms, such as becoming overly defensive and dismissive; 5) a spouse feels like he or she is the only one trying to solve problems; and 6) the couple rarely, if ever has sex.
  31. Children of divorced parents are twice as likely to drop out of high school and less likely to attend college.
  32. Divorced men are at an especially high risk of alcohol abuse. In contrast, divorced women’s alcohol consumption falls sharply after a divorce.
  33. Approximately 6% of American couples marry, divorce, and then remarry each other.
  34. In 2/3 of all American divorces, it’s the woman who files for divorce.
  35. Some researchers note that men are eight times more likely than divorced women to commit suicide. They are also twice as likely to suffer depression and heart attacks.
  36. Only one U.S President is known to have been divorced: Ronald Reagan.
  37. Amazingly in New York and Mississippi, a spouse can sue a third party for being responsible for the failure of a marriage in cases of what’s called “alienation of affection.”
  38. It’s a law in Wichita, Kansas, that if a man mistreats his mother-in-law, it cannot be used as grounds for a divorce.
  39. The world’s oldest divorcées are a 99-year-old Italian man and his 96-year-old (ex) wife after after 60 years of marriage when he found love letters she had written to her lover in the 1940s. They had married in 1934 and divorced in 2011.
  40.  In Japan, visitors can write their divorce wishes on a piece of paper and flush them down the toilet in the Mantokuji Temple which was traditionally a refuge for women seeking to escape an unhappy marriage.
  41. In China, when couples of the Jing people divorce, they throw away the pen and ink stone used to sign the divorce papers because they believe they contain bad luck.
  42. Einstein, as part of his divorce, offered his wife all the money he would get if he were to win the Nobel Prize. She accepted and years later he delivered on his promise when he won it.
  43. Amazing fact is that in 2007, A Bosnian couple divorced after discovering both had an on line affair with each other under fake names.
  44. Only about 1 in 100 marriages in India end in divorce, one of the lowest rates in the world. Belgium rates highest with 75% divorce rate.
  45. A woman won $1.3 million lottery and immediately divorced him to avoid giving him half. He sued her when this was discovered.Due to a Family Code statute that penalizes spouses for falsifying data about their property during divorce, judge ordered her to give him 100% of the winnings.
  46. Robert Lucas, upon receiving a Nobel Prize in economic sciences, was only awarded half the prize money. His ex-wife had placed a clause in their divorce settlement in 1988 stating she would receive half the prize money should he win the prize in the following 7 years. He won in the price in 1995.
  47. Swedish author Stieg Larsson never married his partner Eva Gabrielsson because under Swedish law they were required to make their addresses publicly available which was a security risk for them.
  48. Up until 1974, banks could refuse to issue a credit card to a woman unless she was married and her husband co-signed for the card. A divorced woman was considered too much of a risk.
  49. A third of all divorce filings of in the U.S. contains the word “Facebook.”
  50. In Italy, nearly half of divorce proceedings mention the social networking app Whatsapp.

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