Census – Divorces Decline, 7-Year Itch Persists [AUDIO]
UNDATED – New census figures indicate the “seven year” itch persists. 2009 figures show couples who break up typically separate after seven years of marriage, and then divorce a year later.
Steve Adkins is the President and CEO of the Minnesota Marriage and Family Counseling of St. Cloud. He says divorce rates also remain high for couples married 25-years or more. But, he says their reasons for splitting are different.
The Census report also indicated that the divorce rate has declined slightly in recent years. However, Adkins says one reason may be because divorce is expensive and we’re still recovering from a recession.
Here’s a video on divorce intervention put together by the Minnesota Marriage and Family Counseling of St. Cloud.