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Things That Predict Divorce In Your Relationship

1. Failure to complete high school

It doesn't seem right that couples who spend more time in education have a lower chance of being divorced. However, research says otherwise.

A result from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (1979), which looked at the marriage and divorce patterns of a cohort of young baby boomers, is highlighted on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website. According to the article:

"The chances of a marriage ending in divorce were lower for persons with greater education, with over 50% of marriages ending in divorce for those who did not complete high school compared to about 30% of marriages for college graduates."

2. Having a negative attitude about your partner

Certain interpersonal behaviors are referred to as the "four horsemen of the apocalypse" by John Gottman, a psychologist at the University of Washington and founder of the Gottman Institute. Because they predict divorce with frighteningly high accuracy:

Contempt is a feeling of inferiority toward your lover. (This is what Gottman refers to as the "kiss of death" in a relationship.)

Criticism is when you turn a behavior into a character assessment of your partner.

Playing the victim in stressful situations is called defensiveness.

Blocking dialogue by stonewalling.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics National Longitudinal Survey of Youth


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