Facebook Is To Blame For Rising Orthodox Jewish Divorce Rate?

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    akuperma
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    The rising divorce rates, among both Jews and goyim, have been taking place over a long time. A strong argument can be made that the cause is the use of antibiotics in general, and improved obstetric care in particular. In the good old days, few marriages lasted all that long since one (of both) of the spouses would die. It used to be very rare for a marriage to last 25 years. An unfortunate side effect of marriages lasting so long is that leaves time for the couple to “grow apart”, which leads to divorce.

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    USnebech
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    Wonder if any גדולים would lend any credence to this comment.

    Anyway, its a major compliment to all the thousands of couples who are still בשלום after 25.

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    Avram in MD
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    akuperma,

    “The rising divorce rates, among both Jews and goyim, have been taking place over a long time.”

    Divorce rates are not linear with time, and in fact have decreased in recent years due to millennials marrying later (and less frequently) and staying married longer.

    “A strong argument can be made that the cause is the use of antibiotics in general, and improved obstetric care in particular.”

    Uhh, no, that does not explain the dramatic rise in divorce rates from the 1950s to the 1990s.

    “In the good old days, few marriages lasted all that long since one (of both) of the spouses would die. It used to be very rare for a marriage to last 25 years. An unfortunate side effect of marriages lasting so long is that leaves time for the couple to “grow apart”, which leads to divorce.”

    I’m not sure why you’re obsessed with infant and maternal mortality in “the good old days” and use it as a simplistic explanation for everything under the sun. It doesn’t even come close to fitting here. The average number of years that divorcees were married in the U.S. is 8 years. The divorce process takes about a year, and the average number of years a spouse considers divorce before acting on it is 3 years. This indicates that significant marital trouble leading to divorce on average has begun after around 4 years of marriage. That’s not a long time at all to “grow apart.”

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