Despite The Stereotype, Study Suggests Doctors Are Not More Likely To Divorce

February 25, 2015 5:46 PM

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Despite The Stereotype, Study Suggests Doctors Are Not More Likely To Divorce

The number of divorced and separated women in the U.S. is on the rise, according to a July 2013 report by Bowling Green State University's National Center for Marriage and Family Research (NCFMR). The report, titled "Marriage: More Than A Century Of Change," found that 15 percent of women in the U.S. are divorced or separated today, compared with less than one percent in 1920. Dr. Susan Brown, co-director of the NCFMR, explained in a press release that this increase is due in part to cultural changes. "The divorce rate remains high in the U.S., and individuals today are less likely to remarry than they were in the past," she said.

A November 2013 study concludes that heavy drinking is a marital deal breaker when spouses consume different amounts of alcohol. Researchers at the University at Buffalo followed 634 couples through the first nine years of marriage. What they found? Fifty percent of couples in which one partner was ...

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