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Can psychology predict the likelihood of a couple's divorce?

When it comes to relationships there is no magical crystal ball that individuals in New York may look into to see if they are destined for happiness or for bitter ends. However, an American psychology professor has reviewed significant research on divorce and has suggested that the presence of certain factors in a person's life may make it more likely to predict that their marriages will end in divorce. New Yorkers who read this blog are encouraged to review the contents of this post, though as every divorce is personal its contents do not imply that any one person may be in a doomed marriage.

For example, the professor found that age at the time of marriage may suggest a likelihood of later divorce. Individuals who got married later in life were less likely to divorce than individuals who got married during their younger years. Also, he found that individuals with more education were less likely to end their marriages than individuals with less education.

The presence of a significant negative factor in a relationship such as adultery weighed heavier on the side of a couple divorcing than not bring their relationship to an end. However, it is important for readers to remember that these patterns are not hard and fast rules and that it is the specific characteristics of a unique marital relationship that will determine if the partners should stay together.

Few people go into marriages expecting that they will eventually divorce. Divorce, though, is a relatively common occurrence throughout the United States. Regardless of the presence of divorce-suggesting factors in a person's life, any reader who has questions about divorce and its legal ramifications is encouraged to contact a family law attorney in their community.

Source: CNN, "5 factors that may predict divorce, according to psychology," Drake Baer, Nov. 6, 2017

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