Originally Posted by ChiTownPicaro
Do you know the divorce rate? Any stats to show that it is much higher than in the 60-70s.
But either way I don't believe it is skyrocketing.
It's not. There are two basic ways to measure it
1) By fraction of marriages that end in divorce (flat since the 70s)
2) By fraction of the population that has been divorced (dropping steadily since a peak at ~1980)
The fact that the second line is decreasing while the first is flat implies that the people who get divorced are getting, on average, multiple divorces.