The average length of a first marriage in the United States clocks in at seven years. Most of those people get married for a second time, which can also end in divorce. Second marriages have a 60% chance of ending, and third marriages have a 73% chance of divorce.
Is the first year of marriage hardest?
According to relationship therapist Aimee Hartstein, LCSW, as it turns out, the first year really is the hardest—even if youve already lived together. In fact, it often doesnt matter if youve been together for multiple years, the start of married life is still tricky.
Are the first 2 years of marriage the hardest?
Although the first couple of years of a marriage are said to be the most difficult, they are often remembered as the most joyous. They can be a tremendous time of intimacy and discovery. There is so much to learn about each other and so much to express to one another.
What percentage of marriages make it to 15 years?
You may have heard that 50% of marriages end in divorce. This isnt actually true - but if you also count marriages that end in legal separation, its not that far off either. 20% end within 5 years. 32% end within 10 years. 40% end within 15 years.