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Divorce:

Statistics have shown that in the U.S., 50% of first marriages, 67% of second, and 73% of third marriages end in divorce.1

  • 50% of all the children born today to married parents will experience the divorce of their parents before they are 18 yearsold.2
  • One out of 10 children of divorce experiences three or more parental marriage breakups.3
  • There are 13.7 million single parents in the U.S and those parents are responsible for raising 21.8 million children. That equates to approximately 26% of children under age 21 in the U.S. today.4
  • In 41% of all marriages, one or both spouses admit to infidelity, either physical or emotional.
  • 22% of married men have strayed at least once during their married lives.
  • 14% of married women have strayed at least once during their married lives.5

1 Psychology Today "Divorce What does this mean for you? What does it mean for our children?"

2 "Divorce The Effects of Divorce On America" by Fagan,Fitzgerald and Rector

3 "The Abolition of Marriage" by Gallagher

4 "Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support". Released in November of 2009 by the U.S.Census Bureau Affairs

5 Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Associated Press, 9-8-2012