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About half of all American marriages that occur will end in divorce Family 37-41 That is the conclusion that is being drawn from most studies done today The divorce rate in the Untied States has been traveling upwards for more then a century In fact between 1960 and 1980 the rate of divorce surged nearly 250 Divorce 2 The divorce rate has stabilized since the 1980s but it is still the highest in the industrialized world by far Studies show that today 40 of all first marriages will end in divorce compared to only 16 in the 1960s It has also been found that upwards of 60 of all remarriages will not last either Divorce 2 The question being asked is why Stress can be a huge cause of marital difficulties LaFayette 18 One thing that has come up numerous times in research is that money causes the most stress for married couples According to PREP Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program money is said to start more arguments then any other topic Citibank also states that their research shows money to be the leading cause of divorce Money 128 Couples not having enough money or even having more money then they know what to do with can cause major friction in any marriage A study done by the National Bureau of Economic Research Inc shows that there are some financial problems more likely to lead to divorce then others An example would be getting fired Getting fired from a job significantly raises the probability of getting divorced The National Bureau of Economic Research also says that married men who are fired have an 18 higher chance of being divorced within three years of losing their jobs then men who arent fired from jobs Women are said to have a 13 higher chance Lost 26 The reasons that getting fired from a job would raises the chances of getting a divorce so much
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