Short Term Marriages Often Fail

I was recently reviewing this research article by the Pew Research Center.

The above-referenced article concludes that states with the youngest brides and grooms such as Arkansas and Oklahoma had higher than normal divorce rates in 2007 and 2008. Meanwhile, Massachusetts and New York had a higher percentage of older first-time married couples and a corresponding lower rate of divorce.

Their research suggests that the odds of those couples who get married at a young age are more likely to get divorced. Does this surprise anyone?

I have received numerous phone calls from people married less than a year and wanting to get a divorce. How much time is enough time when giving marriage a chance? Unless you are a victim of domestic violence or your partner is not faithful, I believe couples should try marriage counseling first.

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