Do Daughters Increase the Risk of Divorce?

Do Daughters Increase the Risk of Divorce?

There is an interesting statistic about marriage and divorce out there that says couples who have daughters have a higher percentage of divorce rate than those with sons. As the mother of three daughters, according to this statistic, this makes me 10% more likely to get divorced. This is on top of the already high 50% divorce rate.

Now, before you go spouting off at the mouth the “obvious” reasons (drama, hormones, all those women, etc.) that this rate exists, listen to the reasoning they gave:

  • 75% of the time, it’s the woman who initiates the divorce
  • Mothers of daughters are more likely to leave a bad marriage so that the daughters do not grow up thinking that is the way a marriage should be
  • Daughters offer more companionship than sons (don’t shoot the messenger) and thus, mothers tend to feel they need a husband less
  • Men/Fathers have more “sticktoitiveness” when it comes to sons than daughters

What are your thoughts on this.? And remember.. I did not write the report or the statistics, I am just repeating the report!

 

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Ten to Twenty Parenting was created as an honest resource for those of us parenting kids between the ages of 10 and 20. Our needs are so different and the issues much more complex than diaper rashes and playground tantrums.

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