Gay Couples and the Divorce Rate

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Gay Couples and the Divorce Rate

Updated on August 15, 2018

The Gay Star News published an interesting article recently based on a study that was conducted by the Williams Institute and published in Couple and Family Psychology.

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Key Points

For female-female couples:

  • Every year the relationship goes on added year of relationship length reduced the odds of a breakup by 13%
  • Each year of age lowered the likelihood of a breakup by 4%
  • Each year of increase in education reduced the odds by 16%
  • Relationship quality, in every unit, reduced the likelihood by 82%

When looking at all couple types together:

  • Each year of relationship length reduced the odds of a breakup by 9%
  • Every additional year of age lowered the likelihood of a breakup by 2%
  • Each unit of increase in relationship quality reduced the risk by 61%

There were no differences in dissolution rates between same-sex couples who had legalized their relationship and those who had not.

For all groups, lower income and whether or not couples had children did not affect the odds of a relationship ending.

Alexander Hernandez, Esq.

Twitter- mcatty@alex.

 

 

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