What Year is a Marriage Most at Risk?

People can change throughout their entire lives, and so can their feelings towards others. Whether this process is slow or a sudden change or heart, it can catch loved ones off guard and cause a marriage to fall apart overnight. Sadly, about 50% of first marriages in America fail, 60% of second marriages, and 73% of third! But, why? In what year of marriage is it most common?

What Year of Marriage is Divorce Most Common?

It is commonly found that there are two time periods in a marriage where divorce is most likely. These are the first two years of marriage and during the fifth through eighth years of marriage. Have you heard of the “seven-year itch”? This term popularized in a 1950’s film starring Marilyn Monroe describes a point in a relationship or marriage where one or both partners start to become dissatisfied with the relationship. While there is no proof that this is a cause for divorces around the seventh year of marriage, it is an interesting theory.

Causes of These Divorces

Marriages can fail for a variety of reasons such as:

  1. Financial Reasons
  1. Differing Plans for the Future
  1. Infidelity
  1. Trouble With Family Members Such as In-Laws
  1. Loss of Connection

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