As stepparents, we often speak about divorce and the effects of divorce on children. But what do we really know about divorce? Here are the latest statistics.
41% of first marriages result in divorce.
60% of second marriages result in divorce.
73% of third marriages result in divorce.
A divorce occurs every 13 seconds in the United States.
Half of all American children will witness the break up of a parent's marriage. In addition, close to half of those children will also see the break up of a parent's second marriage.
Source: McKinleyIrvin.com blog citing U.S. Census Bureau and the Barna Research Group