10 Quirky and Intriguing Divorce Facts! My Insights!

Thought I share some interest facts on divorce that I came across through my research on divorce. Enjoy!facts-about-divorce-1026181155-jul-24-2012-600x398

FACT #1 There are 100 divorces every hour in the U.S.

Insights! The statistics on the frequency and impacts of divorce is intriguing. For additional statistics Check Out Post: Untying The Knot! Divorce Facts!

FACT #2 A third of all divorce filings of 2011 in the U.S. contained the word”Facebook”.

Insights! Social Media has a huge impact on relationships. I can personally relate to being offended and the offender. Check Out Post: Is Social Media Ruining Your Marriage/Relationship And Can It Be Held Against You In Divorce Court?

FACT #3 The world’s most expensive divorce was estimated at US$4.5 billion.

Insights! Wow! Is all I can say. This was after years that his wife knew of Russian Billionaire known as the “Fertilizer King” repeated acts of infidelity. View full article at. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2014/05/20/russian-oligarchs-4-5-billion-divorce-settlement-may-be-the-most-expensive-in-history/

FACT #4 A 99-year-old man divorced his 96-year-old wife after 77 years of marriage because he discovered an affair she had in the 1940s.

Insights! Infidelity to many is a deal breaker, no matter how long the incident occurred. Check Out Post:  Divorce Top 10 Reasons- My Insights

FACT #5 No U.S. president has been elected after being divorced except for Ronald Reagan.

Insights: The American Dream includes marriage and family. Socially, we equate success to not only financial security but to marriage and family. Look at every major successful CEO, Pastor, and Government Fixture, they all are married and it seems this is the algorithm to attain success. However, the entertainment industry which dominates media coverage has placed a large contradiction to this traditional view. Check Out Post: My Separation From The Ring.

FACT #6 The Youngest Girl to ever be divorced was 8 years old.

Insights! Sparked from an arranged marriage at age 4 in India, in which his father realized giving her away at that age may have been too young. I do not live in a culture of arranged marriages, but I cannot imagine before reaching adulthood to be married to someone. I do plan to blog about “arranged marriages” in the near future. I would like to dissect the reasoning, benefits, criticism and cons. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2509909/Indian-girl-8-divorces-husband-14-father-regrets-marriage-4.html

FACT #7 The average divorcee takes almost 18 months to get over the split.

Insights! I concur. I have been divorced about a year and it has been about two years since the decision was to split. There are a wide range of emotions you encounter. I think I am 100% healthy and over it since the papers were final. But reflecting back, I was still going through some internal hurdles. Check out post: The Freshly Divorced Phase- My One Year Recap! Independence, Dating, Laughter, Sadness, and Confidence!

FACT #8 Couples who live together before engagement have higher divorce rates than those who wait.

Insights! Hmmm. This is a potential blog topic. I am curious to know the percentage of cohabitation relationships that end up at the altar.

FACT #9 First marriages that end in divorce usually last approximately 8 years.

Insights! Ding, Ding, Ding. That is me. Officially over close to 8 years but papers were filed at year 7. This is also in contagion, and I got the bug. Check Out Post: The Seven-Year Itch

FACT # 10 Einstein’s Nobel Prize money

went to his ex-wife as divorce settlement.

Insights! Well….we know how divorce court goes. The spouse usually gets half. I wonder how Einstein felt about that? I am an advocate of amicable and fair divorce. I wonder if this divorce was considered fair?
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