Sunday, August 21, 2022

How Many People Are Divorced?

There are a lot of divorces each year.  But it turns out that a lot are second divorces:

"According to available Census data, the divorce rate for second marriages in the United States is over 60% compared to around 50% for first marriages."

Not surprised.   My father-in-law was married three times.

  • 73% of third marriages end in divorce."


  1. I don't think the higher rate is because they were married before or because they were divorced before. It's because they're STILL DOING IT WRONG. Either failing in their choice of a spouse, or failing as a spouse. Or both.

    1. Agreed. Keep marrying losers and the results are guaranteed. My sister-in-law married my wife's drug addict brother. Husband two was a registered sex offender, later convicted of murder.

  2. There should be a "Three Strikes and you're out" rule for marriage, too.

    An ex-girlfriend's father was a successful engineer who didn't do drugs and only drank socially, but he kept cheating. After the third divorce, his lawyer said "if you get married again, I quit".