16 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

A Quick Look at Marriage & Divorce from the US Census Report

Every once in a while you need to hear some good news on marriage. Here is such a word, from the US Census Bureau of all places. You can check our more info at the link found in the quote.

Our Thursday Quote of the Week:

According to the Census report, Number, Timing, and Duration of Marriages and Divorces: 2009, more than one-half (55%) of all U.S. married couples had been married for at least 15 years, while 35% had celebrated their 25th anniversary. Another 6% had even passed their 50th or golden anniversary. These latest figures for duration of marriages is from 1 to 2 percentage points higher than in 1996, indicating what the Census Bureau called “both the leveling of divorce rates and increases in life expectancy.”

It doesn’t solve all the world’s problems but it is always good to hear that the divorce rate drops down, even if just to the “leveling off” point. Hey, you gotta celebrate when you can!

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