Economic Recession= Less Divorce

12 12 2008

In an article titled, “These days, couples can’t afford to divorce”, the Daily Breeze discusses how divorce rates are down due to the slumping economy. As the economic situation in the United States worsens, couples are starting to realize that they would not be able to survive financially if they were to divorce from their spouse.

The cost of maintaining one household with two parents is enough, but the idea of having to pay for two households with only one parent in each house is unbearable. Due to the high cost of divorce, ranging anywhere from $20,000 to $200,000, couples are being forced to tough it out in their marriage.

My suggestion:

Skip marriage altogether with our current economic situation.

The cost of getting a divorce: $20,000.

The cost of getting married? (then getting divorced) Forget about it!

Remember: don’t promise marriage just to get a date.  Try OBC for casual dating.


Military Divorce Rate Increasing

3 12 2008


More bad news for marriage, especially for service members.  There has been increase of over 3 percent year-over-year in Military divorces and that’s just taking into account active duty persons.  The AP gives a detailed report.   It’s interesting to find that women are more effected. 

“Women in the military usually suffer higher rates of failed marriages than men and that trend held true again last year. Army women divorced at a rate of 8.5 percent compared to 2.9 percent for men. Female Marines divorced at a rate of 9.2 percent, compared to 3.3 percent of the married men.”