Why are divorce rates rising?

How true is it that divorce rates worldwide really are rising? I don't know but studies show it to be true.

Research has found that the more highly educated a woman is, the less likely she is to end up divorced.

I wouldn’t have guessed that. I would have thought it would be the reverse. I would also have thought that education has no bearing on the likelihood of a man ending up divorced but I haven’t read up on any research on general divorce rates among men.

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I don’t know if it has to do with being my age and having had the majority of my friends married up to a decade before me but my awareness of divorce and the possible reasons behind them has grown. Why does it suddenly seem like very few marriages last these days? And why does it seem like those that do fall apart, fall apart after such a long time? Are we all just less tolerant of each other? Are we less prepared for what comes with marriage (the absolute ton of compromise)? Are we all just putting a lot of hard work that we can’t be bothered to do down to irreconcilable differences? Or does the law make it entirely too easy?

I’d love to delve deeper into this topic of divorce rates. Mainly because I do think we need to examine the reasons why we go into marriage in the first place and what our expectations of that union are.

I also wonder about people who have re-married after divorce and what kind of work they do to make sure there isn’t a second divorce.

Even in this day and age, I do think divorce is still a very taboo topic to discuss in many environments. How ready are people to discuss these things?