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Waiting Longer To Get Married Could End In Divorce

A new study says the longer you wait to get married, the higher your chance of divorce. Read more.

A study from the Institute for Family Studies says they've found your late twenties is the best time to tie the knot, because earlier and later runs a higher risk of divorce.

Professor Nicholas Wolfinger reports that getting married in your teens or early twenties can cause issues because maturity, coping skills and social support are lacking.

The study states, "Someone who marries at 25 is over 50 percent less likely to get divorced than is someone who weds at age 20. Most youthful couples simply do not have the maturity, coping skills, and social support it takes to make a marriage work. In the face of routine marital problems, teens and young twenty-somethings lack the wherewithal necessary for happy resolutions."

However, if you wait too long, you are more likely to argue about money and having children.

Wolfinger said his research shows that prior to age 32 or so, each additional year of age at marriage reduces the odds of divorce by 11 percent. However, after that the odds of divorce increase by 5 percent per year.

The study also argues that the kinds of people who wait until their thirties to get married may be the kinds of people who aren't inclined toward doing well in their marriages.

These numbers are a big change. From their research they've found that recent data reveals that marrying in your thirty's will means a higher divorce rate.

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