In Pennsylvania, divorce rates have dropped by more than ten (10%) percent in the last decade or so. In some counties in the state, the decline was even sharper, as much as twenty-five (25%) percent.
Are we doing something very right to account for the reduction in divorces?
Well, yes and no.
The most likely reasons for it are:
- couples delaying marriage until they are older
- couples being generally more educated than ever when they marry
- premarital and marital counseling becoming more accepted and more common
- more testing of premarital couples, with trial cohabitation discouraging more mismatches and
- marriages are just plain fewer in number