10 Facts About Divorce

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When it comes to married Americans, the seven-year itch is definitely real. Keep reading to find out some interesting facts about divorce.


1
Only one U.S President is known to have been divorced: Ronald Reagan.

2
It’s a law in Wichita, Kansas, that if a man mistreats his mother-in-law, it cannot be used as grounds for a divorce.

3
In 2012, an Italian man brought his mother along on his honeymoon. His new bride asked for a divorce three weeks later.

4
According to U.S. statistics, if one partner smokes, a marriage is 75% more likely to end in divorce.

5
In ancient Chaldea, a man could get a divorce by saying “Thou are not my wife.” However, if the wife ever said, “Thou are not my husband,” she would be immediately drowned.

6
In the Aleutian Islands, if a man grew tired of his wife, he would barter her for food or clothes.

7
In the Philippines, divorce is illegal.

8
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%.

9
Having twins or triplets increases the risk of divorce by 17%.

10
Approximately 6% of American couples marry, divorce, and then remarry each other.