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 http://www.divorcerate.org/, 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...

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