15 Things That Raise Your Chance of Divorce
No. 1: Getting married before age 18
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 10, 2010 1:57 PM CDT
If you didn't smile in photos as a kid, your marriage is five times more likely to end in divorce than those who said "cheese!"   (?foundphotoslj)

(Newser) – You don't need a Magic 8 Ball to predict whether your marriage will make it. Using data from a number of studies, Anneli Rufus pulled together 15 facts about you and your spouse's age, kids, and health that all point to the same conclusion: Outlook not so good. She shares the bad news on the Daily Beast:

  1. Blushing young brides are in trouble: If you marry before age 18, there's a 48% chance you'll divorce before you hit 28. Wait till you're 25, and the risk of splitting within 10 years is cut in half.

  1. And brides, make sure you're on the same page about kids: If you want a child more than your hubby does, you're twice as likely to call it quits as a couple in agreement on the topic—and how many you already have doesn't matter.
  2. If you do have kids, pray for a boy and a girl: Have two sons, and your likelihood of getting divorced is 36.9%; have two girls, and you're saddled with a 43.1% chance.
  3. Stay healthy: A woman diagnosed with cancer is six times more likely to see her marriage end than if her husband is the one diagnosed.
For more bad-news signs, click here.

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Indysha
Jul 12, 2010 4:13 AM CDT
Ay I got a couple of my own to add that raise your chance of Divorce. 1 - Technology to track you (Cellphones, Computers) 2 - Craigslist (low cost booty) 3 - Maury Show (damn set-up decoys) 4 - Cheaters Show Investigators 5 - A Spouse that doesn't give oral
JGirl
Jul 11, 2010 5:14 PM CDT
three things to remember to stay married. respect interaction communication
iknoweverything
Jul 11, 2010 6:13 AM CDT
Worse thing a woman can do is have a baby thinking it the poor thing will be the glue that binds a marriage together. if the man doesn't want it he will just grow bitter and resentful over all the money, time and work it takes to raise it. Thats a terrible burden to put on a child and the child will suffer lifelong because of it.