When you hear the (misleading and not totally accurate) statistic that 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce, it makes it pretty scary to even think about ever getting married. But the truth is that if you’re reading this and you’re unmarried, you’ll more than likely get wed at some point in your life. And the good news is there are some steps you can take before that happens to reduce your chances of divorce.
- Try not to get married young—The divorce rate for people who marry as teenagers is significantly higher than it is for those who marry after the age of 25. So, if you’re a younger person reading this, try to wait until you’re a little bit older before getting married.
- Get your finances in order—So many divorces are caused by financial issues. That’s why it’s important to get a good job and get your money situation in order now so those problems won’t cause strife later during your marriage.
- Get to know your partner before getting married—This sounds like common sense, but we’ve all heard of couples who meet, fall madly in love, and get married only a few weeks later. It sounds romantic, but it’s also incredibly risky marrying someone that you don’t truly know. It’s best to get to know your partner for at least a year before considering marriage.
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