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Every 42 seconds, there is 1 divorce in America. That means:

86 divorces per hour | 2,046 per day | 14,364 per week | 746,971 per year.

The divorce rate among people 50 and older has doubled in the past 20 years.

1% of married same-sex couples get divorced each year,

while 2% of married straight couples divorce.

The average first marriage that ends in divorce lasts about 8 years.

The average age for couples going through their first divorce is 30 years old.

15% of women in the US are divorced\separated today, compared with less than 1% in 1920.

45% of first marriages end in divorce.

60% of second marriages end in divorce.

73% of third marriages end in divorce.

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