UK: Divorce Rate After 10 Years is Static

Harry Benson, communications director at The Marriage Foundation, said: “All the change in divorce rates since the 1960s has occurred during the first 10 years of marriage. After 10 years of marriage, there’s the same chance a couple who marry in 2013 will keep the vow ’till death us do part’ as there was 40 years ago.”

Half of all divorces currently take place during the first decade of marriage. The divorce rate during the first 10 years has fallen in recent years from a peak in 1993.

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