The Marriage Foundation is hailing the encouraging results of its recent research project which has determined that divorce rates among couples married less than three years, between three to five years and over five years have all seen huge reductions. The study attributes this, at least in part, to fairer and more equitable social norms that help make relationships more satisfying and more stable. The Marriage Foundation notes that breakup rates among non-married couples remain much higher than for married couples.
- Fewer women are filing for divorce because their husbands are assuming a larger share of marital duties.
- Marriages today are more stable than they have been at any time period since the 1970s.
- Couples who do not marry are experiencing far higher break-up rates.
“Couples divorcing after three years has halved while couples who have stayed for more than five years has gone down by more than 39 percent.”