According to new research, the divorce rate in the country dropped 18% from 2008 to 2016, which is fantastic!
Why is this happening? People are waiting longer to get married. The old statistic was that nearly half of marriages ended in divorce, but as people are waiting longer to get married, the numbers are changing. Statistically, your marriage is more likely to last if you don't marry young; people are choosing to focus on education, careers, and "bucket list" items in their twenties, and putting off marriage until they're older. By then, you know who you are, you know what you want, and it's more likely to work!
Other research has suggested that the more education a couple has, the more likely their marriage is to last. This could be because higher education often leads to better, higher-paying jobs...and since money/finances is one of the most common reasons for divorce, having a better-paying job helps alleviate some of those money woes.