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Does your career have anything to do with your divorce?

The reasons why we get divorced are complicated. Some Maryland couples may choose to separate because they're constantly fighting. Others might separate due to infidelity. They list is endless and it's rare that a divorcing couple can point their fingers at one simple cause. However, that doesn't stop people from trying to find reasons for divorce.

Take the research that was published by the Institute for Family Studies (IFS), for example. According to the IFS, some careers offer a lesser chance of divorce. The study found that actuaries have the least chance of getting divorced, with a divorce rate of 17 percent compared to other professions. The next least likely professionals to get divorced were physical scientists, clergy persons, life scientists and software developers.

Another interesting piece of data revealed by the same study showed that individuals in lower earning careers had a higher likelihood of getting married, and also a higher likelihood of getting divorced. Meanwhile, wealthier couples said that they were happier in their marriages. Fifty-three percent of lower income couples said that they were happy, but seventy percent of higher income couples said that they were happy.

As for the most dangerous occupations in terms of getting a divorce, those were bartenders and flight attendants. Considering the odd hours and/or constant travel involved with these occupations, perhaps this statistic is not surprising.

If you're going through a divorce, it might be interesting to note that some careers have higher divorce rates than others. However, it's likely that many of the people surveyed in this divorce study will cite other reasons for ending their marriages. Hopefully, these individuals will divorce peacefully and with a minimum amount of legal complexity.

Source: Fortune, "People In This Career Get Divorced Less Than Everyone Else," Emily Price, Oct. 23, 2017

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