Most people know that the divorce rate in the United States has been at approximately 50 percent.

However, there are some other ways to think about divorce that may surprise you:

According to the US Census Bureau:

In America, there is one divorce approximately every 36 seconds.

That’s nearly 2,400 divorces per day, 16,800 divorces per week and 876,000 divorces a year.

The average length of a marriage that ends in divorce is eight years.

People wait an average of three years after a divorce to remarry (if they remarry at all).

The average age for couples going through their first divorce is 30 years old.


Jay P. Granat, Ph.D., Psychotherapist, Author, Licensed Marriage And Family Therapist, Founder,

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