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Chart from HERE

Many of you don’t know, but I was married on May 22, 1999.  Today would have been my 11 year wedding anniversary.  A friend and I often talk about divorce rates.  Our parents are both still married and it’s the first marriage for all of them.  We think part of the reason was, back in the 50’s & 60’s divorce was very taboo and airing your dirty laundry was frowned upon.  Couples worked through problems.  Today it is so acceptable, most people don’t even attempt to save a marriage that’s in trouble.  In my eyes, many things are worth working on, and certain things are unforgivable.  It’s a fine line for many.

Does anyone have any theories why divorce rates shot through the roof in the 70’s?
I’m sure the statistics and reasons are online somewhere but I’m too tired to look!!

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