Thursday, August 21, 2008

'Til Death?

My mom told me last night that by friends from Edgar, Brad and Krystal, have set a date for their wedding. I graduated high school with Brad, which makes him also 23 years old. 23!! Now, we may be at different points in our lives (he's have a longtime girlfriend, and both of them have kids from previous relationships), but I still think 23 is too young to get married, for darn near everyone. According to, the age group with the highest divorce rate is 20 to 24 years olds, at 36.6% for men and 38.8% for women. And divorce rates goes up for every marriage you have. According to that same site:
The divorce rate in America for first marriage is 41%
The divorce rate in America for second marriage is 60%
The divorce rate in America for third marriage is 73%

Gah! That's ridiculous! Makes a guy not ever want to get married, just so that he doesn't become a statistic. I wonder if the divorce rate has always been so crummy. And if it used to be less, did that just mean that people stuck through crappy marriages more often?

1 comment:

Ric said...

My cousin's 27 and she's been married twice. The first guy lasted 3 months. eeesh.