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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