I heard a message on the radio a couple hours ago about how living together before marriage yields a higher divorce rate than people who don't live together beforehand.
So I decided to check it out.
I read most of it, but Table 21 (use find if you open it) is the kicker. I've taken the liberty to make a sloppy Excel chart of it:
Guess after 15 years is where they get the 50% of marriages end in divorce figure. Found an archived CNN article about the study.
The reason this came up in my mind is that I have several friends that think the divorce rate is lower for people who "try living together and see if it works". There are tons of other factors that are interesting, just a thought-provoking topic I came along. Any thoughts you have?