So, 50 percent of marriages end in divorce, its sad yes. It’s usually due to infidelity, growing apart, or financial stress—but not always.
When your commute to work is 45 minutes or more each way, you’re more likely to divorce, finds a 2013 Swedish study published in the journal Urban Studies.
My take on this is that a long commute just takes away more time in general, and that time could be spent with the significant other.
Study participants were 75 percent more likely to divorce if a close friend or family member divorced, and 33 percent more likely to split if a friend of a friend called it quits.
Or, don’t do things because other people are doing them. Remember when your parents asked you “Just because your friend jumped off a bridge, would you do it too?”
Interesting note: An unmarried couple is 42 percent more likely to marry if their first child is a boy, says a University of Washington study.
Interesting note: Female physicians who worked more than 40 hours per week actually had a higher rate of divorce. The opposite was true for men: When a male doctor worked more than 40 hours per week, his divorce rate dropped.