Who’s Contemplating Divorce?
A new survey of married Americans conducted by Wevorce found that 1 in 8 women are currently considering separating from or divorcing their spouse; the equivalent ratio for men is just 1 in 25.
The online survey of 558 people was conducted Nov 18-22, 2013. 51 percent of respondents were men; 49 percent were women.
Other key points from the survey:
- Overall, 1 in 12 people reported that they are currently considering separating from or divorcing their spouse; 81 percent of those were women.
- Two thirds of those respondents reported that they would wait until after the holidays to broach the subject with their spouse; the most common reasons cited were not wanting to disrupt the holidays and not wanting to add any stress during the holidays.
- Nearly one third of respondents said they would broach the subject before the holidays; the most common reason cited was the desire to “get it over with.”
Just two percent of respondents said they would speak with their spouse about the issue during the holidays.