A recent study released by Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, has established a correlation between life expectancy and the likelihood of divorce, according to The Huffington Post. The study’s author, a post-doctoral fellow in the math department of Queen’s University, states that “the actual life expectancy of a province or a health region can predict when men and women get married” and the rate at which they divorce.
The study focused on the relationship between life decisions and lifespan. During the research process, population statistics were compared with birth records, marriage certificates, and other court documents. In the U.S., Census data collected by Ohio’s Bowling Green State University identified that the baby boomer divorce rate has jumped more than 50 percent over the last 20 years, even though the national divorce rate has stabilized. This statistic is very telling and points to a tendency for people to not tolerate being unhappy in marriage as they live longer. Read the rest »