That 50 Percent Divorce Statistic Hasn't Been True For a Long Time

If you and your friends got married in the 2000s, and trends stay where they appear to be headed, two-thirds of you lovebirds will stay married. Forever, like you intended, even though that statistic about 50 percent of marriages ending in divorce was likely stuck in the back of your mind. It turns out that, though… » 12/04/14 12:10pm 12/04/14 12:10pm

Hardcore Marriage

"The unpopularity of marriage and the relative ease of divorce has left only a hard core of stable couples bound in wedlock." — The Economist, on why British marriages are getting longer as marriage rates drop [The Economist] » 7/17/09 12:40pm 7/17/09 12:40pm

Brits Say Getting Married Early Saves You From A Depressing Life Of…

Andrew G. Marshall wrote a piece » 8/04/08 3:30pm 8/04/08 3:30pm for Saturday's of London arguing that if you're gonna get married, doing it early — in your twenties — is best. On the same day, Stefanie Marsh a story about how being single sucks. The pressure! From all sides! Marshall says there's more hope for a couple in crisis if they got…

Divorce Is Not For Democrats

In today's Wall Street Journal, a reader named L.H. from Ohio writes to columnist Sue Shellenbarger: » 4/03/08 2:30pm 4/03/08 2:30pm

Shellenbarger responds that the so-called "blue" states have lower divorce rates than "red" ones for a variety of reasons, including education levels that inspire the affianced to think long and hard about all the…