It used to be common knowledge that couples who lived together prior to getting married were more likely to get a divorce. With more and more couples living together before they walk down the aisle, a new study reveals somewhat unsurprising results: Cohabitation prior to marriage is no longer an accurate predictor of divorce, at least for the most part.
The rough economy has changed many people's lives. People have lost their jobs, and with them, health insurance. Some struggle to pay their rent or mortgage. It's also possible that, at least temporarily, economic woes have kept people from filing for divorce.
What's your guess? Does Colorado make the Top 10 list of the most divorced states? We won't keep you in suspense. The answer is no.
Many things about marriage and divorce rates have changed over the years. The average age of men and women when they get married has ticked upward. Divorce rates have gone up and down. But one thing has stayed relatively constant: what's known as the "seven-year itch."