10 Surprising Divorce Statistics in 2023

Why get married if you’re going to end up divorced?

Ariana E.
Hello, Love

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A dose of bad internet advice that I heard this week —

“Having a successful marriage is as likely as winning the lottery.”

This isn’t remotely true, but it did get me thinking. Is a successful marriage really as rare as everyone claims that it is? And so the search began.

Here are 10 eye-opening divorce findings in 2023.

1. Couples who live together before marriage are more likely to divorce.

It sounds counter-intuitive, but time and time again, the statistics show that couples who cohabitate before marriage have a higher divorce rate than those who do not.

In fact, 57% of couples who did not live together prior to marriage had a marriage that lasted 20 or more years — while the same can be said for only 46% of couples who did cohabitate beforehand.

2. Over 70% of couples report not understanding the realities or stages of marriage.

This sounds spot on.

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Ariana E.
Hello, Love

I said what I said. Counter-cultural opinions on sex, love, and dating.