What year of marriage is divorce most common?

What year of marriage is divorce most common?

Helen Carroll from Daily Mail interviewed 4 couples at different stages of marriage to find out what the best years in a marriage are.

1 year of marriage- Kaylie Cooper and Ben

The couple, at this stage of their marriage, spent most of their money on the wedding. They are working hard and not having much sex. They can go a few days without seeing each other. Quarrels revolve around money. The couple only had 2 arguments so far.

10 years of marriage- Kim Herbing and David

The couple’s lives have changed very much. It is tiring looking after their children and most arguments are related to money. David is more into sex while Kim prefers relaxing together and catching up.

25 years of marriage- Julie Shaw and Ben

It is the second marriage for Julie. The couple still enjoys a very physical relationship. The couple says that honesty and laughter are major factors in the success of their marriage.

The couple only bickers a couple of times every month, about trivial issues like “whose turn it is to put the bins out”.

50 years of marriage- Christine Mooney and Tony

Sex is less important to the couple these days. The highlight in their lives is seeing their grandchildren. Tony says that “the passionate love in the beginning of a marriage morphs into respect, tolerance and tenderness over the years”.

See: Helen Carroll, “So what ARE the BEST years in a marriage? Four couples at different stages of their married lives reveal unexpected answers on everything from sex to arguments and children”, Daily Mail, 19 July 2017

What year of marriage is divorce most common?

As a divorce lawyer in Singapore, I have seen couples as from their early 20s to the late 70s file for divorce. In general, I would say that many of my clients in their 5th to 15th year of marriage file for divorce.

Is there any special reason to this? I guess that couples generally face more challenges in this period of the marriage- children, career and finances.

Marriage and the responsibilities that come with it can be overwhelming.

Before making the important decision to file for divorce, you should consider if it is the marital responsibilities or your spouse that you can’t stand.

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