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A recent study shows that married couples are most vulnerable and at the greatest risk for divorce before their fifth anniversary.
This study found that couples are growing bored of each other far sooner that in the 1950’s when the “seven year itch” inspired a movie starring Marilyn Monroe.
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute in Germany conducted the study.
The findings were pulled from divorce trends the researchers analyzed from the United States, Scandinavia and Russia.
Reasoning Behind the Findings
According to reports, women are more likely to pursue careers and to become disenchanted with their married lives far earlier than they used to.
“The crisis point for the modern marriage is arriving sooner,” explains Aiva Jasillioniene, one of the conductors of the study.
She also found that after the five-year mark, most couples become deterred from separating due to the cost of divorce and having to manage separate lives.
“The main reason seems to be increased expectations of both partners and what a happy marriage should be like,” says Jasillioniene. “In a climate of media-enhanced instant gratification, the stakes have been raised as mere contentedness is no longer enough in marriage.”
No-fault divorce laws are also blamed as one of the main reasons that spouses are finding it easier to walk out on each other.
(Source: American Statesman)
Are you getting the five-year itch? If so, please contact an experienced divorce attorney today who can give you and your spouse the legal guidance and support that you need in order to get through this difficult period.