Maybe you're not planning your divorce yet, but you're wondering about the odds. Are there indicators that you can look for that may predict that a divorce is coming?
There certainly are, and some of them are a bit unexpected. For instance, four things that increase divorce odds are:
If both partners smoke, this doesn't make as much of a difference. If only one person smokes, though, the odds of a divorce go up by 75 to 91 percent.
2. Arguing about money often
The risk jumps if you fight about finances with your spouse at least once every week. If so, you're 30 percent more likely to split up than couples who, while perhaps not always agreeing, don't argue as often.
People with daughters are about 5 percent more likely to split up than those with sons. That's actually just for one child. The odds go up with every girl who is born. Experts say they think fathers just don't feel as invested when they have daughters as when they have sons.
4. Moving to Indiana
Ditching Hawaii for Wayne County, Indiana, could be problematic. Studies have shown that this county has a higher percentage of divorced residents than any other county in the United States. When looking at everyone who is 15 years old and older, the odds that the person has been divorced come in at 19.2 percent.
Obviously, nothing predicts divorce perfectly, and no two relationships are the same. When your marriage starts moving in this direction for any reason, make sure you know your legal rights.
Source: The Daily Beast, "Divorce Stats That Can Predict Your Marriage's Success," Anneli Rufus, accessed Nov. 08, 2017