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Interesting Facts about Divorce

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  • In 2012, an Italian man brought his mother along on his honeymoon. His new bride asked for a divorce three weeks later

  • Only two U.S Presidents have known to have been divorced: Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump.

  • The world’s oldest divorcées are a 99-year-old Italian man and his 96-year-old (ex) wife. He divorced her after 60 years of marriage when he found love letters she had written to her lover in the 1940s. They married in 1934 and divorced in 2011.

  • According to U.S. statistics, if one partner smokes, a marriage is 75% more likely to end in divorce.

  • In some Native American tribes, if a man left his wife without a serious reason, he was not allowed to remain a member of the tribe. Many tribes did not allow a man to separate from his wife if they had children together. The Aztecs were never permitted to divorce

  • Couples with children have a slightly lower divorce rate than couples without children.

  • In the Philippines, divorce is illegal. Any divorce that is conducted outside the country is not recognized within the Philippines.

  • In ancient Rome, a couple could divorce just by declaring their intent not to live together in front of seven witnesses. Divorce was common, especially in the upper classes, and a divorced woman could receive her dowry back in full. She could also regain her independence upon a divorce. However, a woman found guilty of adultery would receive just half of her dowry. The law did not recognize adultery by husbands.

  • In America, the divorce rate for a first marriage is around 41%. The divorce rate for a second marriage is 60%. The divorce rate for a third marriage is 73%.

  • According to a recent study, dancers and choreographers reported the highest divorce rates (43.1%), followed by bartenders (38.4%), and massage therapists (38.2%). Rounding out the top 10 were casino workers, telephone operators, nurses, and home health aides.

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