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Age, education may be predictors of divorce chances

It is not unusual for happily ever after to skip over numerous marriages. Though many Utah residents and other individuals across the country may have entered into their relationships believing that their marriages would last forever, they could end up wondering how they ever had such a thought as they now face divorce. As they look back on their relationships, they may wonder whether they should have seen it coming.

Scientifically, there are some factors that could potentially impact whether a marriage will last. One particular factor is age. If individuals marry too young -- like those in their teenage years -- or after a certain point in adulthood -- age 32 to be exact -- chances of the marriage not working out increase. In further relation to the age at which a person marries, the likelihood of divorce increases 5 percent for every year after age 32.

Education can also play a role in whether a marriage may have what it takes to last. According to the results of one study, individuals who did not finish high school had a more than 50 percent chance of getting divorced. For parties who completed college, that chance decreased to 30 percent.

Though people may try to pinpoint where things went wrong, it can be difficult to do. Whether these two factors played a role in Utah residents' decision to divorce may not have much weight in the long run. Therefore, individuals may wish to look forward and work toward gaining results from their marriage dissolution proceedings that could allow them to make a fresh start.

Source: iflscience.com, "8 Things Science Says Predicts Divorce", Shana Lebowitz, March 17, 2018

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