DIVORCE MYTH #1: 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce.
FACT: Bananas are naturally radioactive.
DIVORCE MYTH #2: Couples who live together before marriage are more likely to get divorced.
FACT: A banana is actually a BERRY.
DIVORCE MYTH #3: Police officers are more likely to get divorced.
FACT: A cluster of bananas is called a “hand” and a single banana is called a “finger.”
DIVORCE MYTH #4: Second marriages are more likely to fail than first marriages.
FACT: Uganda has the highest average rate of banana consumption per person. The average Ugandan eats 500 pounds of bananas in a year.
DIVORCE MYTH #5: America has the highest divorce rate in the world.
FACT: Americans eat more bananas than any other fruit.
Chances are, if you’re reading this website, you’ve attended a wedding before. At the very least, you’ve attended your own wedding, and so you intimately know that weddings can be a horrible, horrible mistake. Maybe someone told you before you walked down the aisle that it was a bad idea, but maybe not. Even if someone did, you clearly didn’t listen (dummy!). So what happens when the shoe is on the other foot? When you are expected to attend—or even participate in—the wedding of one of your friends or family members, even though you KNOW they’re making a mistake. What can you do? Probably not much. But you can try. Here’s a Mad-Lib style form letter you can send to your loved one, to warn them. It’s the right thing to do:
While we can never REALLY know which marriages will stand the test of time and which ones won’t, studies have shown that the presence of certain factors can help predict the likelihood of divorce. It’s a complicated analysis of things like the age at marriage, cohabitation status, level of education, income, social and religious values, and some other boring stuff.
We’ve gone ahead and simplified it.
Here are 2 simple predictors that your marriage is more likely to fail:
1. At the time of marriage, you are not of legal drinking age.
2. At the time of marriage, you are of legal drinking age and you are too drunk to walk down the aisle.
According to SCIENCE, marriage rates in the United States are on the decline. Right now, only about half of the adult population is married, whereas 50 years ago, 85 percent of adults were married. Some people cite a “fear of divorce” as the reason that many young adults are delaying marriage. But, if you think about it, aren’t those people stupid?
Sure, divorce is unpleasant, but there are PLENTY of things that are much scarier. What’s the point in wasting your fear on divorce?