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Approximately half of marriages end in divorce a rate that appears tohave stabilized in recent years after sharp increases in the 1970s and80s Henwood 1 Divorce is becoming more common in American homesAmerica has one of the highest rates for divorce Stafford 1 Thegovernment has also made a lot easier for couples to become divorced Aslong as you have the right amount of money divorce can be final in aslittle as three months Many divorces happen due to simple issues thatcan be worked out Unless otherwise proven majority of the time risk ofgetting a divorce outweighs the benefits Divorce laws should bereformed by the government to encourage married couples to solve theirmarital issues versus resorting to divorce as a first and only option All the Wrong Reasons We all know someone who has been divorced and we all have heard or someof us have seen how nasty it can get first hand but many of us do notknow the all the complete details on why couples get divorced DougHenwood explains Being poor young black or nonreligious puts you ata greater risk of divorce - as does living in the South The OldConfederacy have a divorce rate 23 percent higher than the rest of thecountry 27 Henwood continues further to explain that states thatare voted Republican in 2000 divorce rate is higher than the states whovote Democrat 27 Looking at studies make you wonder what is the realreasons couples are getting divorced because your income age racereligion where you live or even who you vote for should be a factor inwhy a couple becomes divorced Divorce rates are not only driven by certain demographics but it is alsobelieved sexual fulfillment plays a part in divorce as well TimStafford states Marriage has become increasingly defined by sexualfulfillment- not by vows not by children not by communityexpectations If couples are getting married because of sexualfulfillment then you can only assume that is a reason why divorce ishappening
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