Remarriage After Divorce Statistics

Generally speaking, people have a tendency to frown upon remarriages which take place after a marriage. Society has warped minds in such a way that we have become distrustful of an individual’s ability to maintain a marital life after he or she has failed to do so once previously. That and sometimes people tend to frown upon the fact that a person is remarrying too soon after a breakup, certain about the neediness of a person. We look at some of the facts and numbers related to remarriage after divorce statistics in America to dismiss or confirm myths about the topic.

U.S. Census Bureau Facts and Figures Regarding Remarriages in the Year 2007

According to a 2007 report by the U.S. Census Bureau, the following percentages and figures related to fault and no fault divorce statistics were calculated regarding remarriage (after breakup, annulment and the passing of a spouse abruptly).

  • The Average Number of Years The First Marriage Lasts for Americans- 8
  • The Percentage of American Men Who Had Married Twice Till 2004- 12%
  • The Percentage of American Women Who Had Married Twice Till 2004- 13%
  • The Percentage of Divorced Men of the Age Range 25 and Above Who Had Remarried- 52%
  • The Percentage of split-up Women of the Age Range 25 and Above Who Had Remarried- 44%
  • The Percentage of Men of the Age Range 15 and Above Who Had Married Only Once Till the Year 2004- 54%
  • The Percentage of Women of the Age Range 15 and Above Who Had Married Only Once Till the Year 2004- 58%
  • The Percentage of American Who Had Married Thrice or More Times- 3%

Breakup Rates of Second Marriages After First Split-up (Mostly for Women)

The facts related to the failure of remarriages post divorce statistics in America were obtained by a survey conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics (part of the CDC in the US) in 2002:

  • Percentage of second marriages which end after a duration of 3 years- 15%
  • Percentage of second marriages which end after a duration of 5 years- Close to 25%
  • Chances of remarriages of African-American Women ending is greater than the chances of Hispanic-American Women ending

Age Wise Percentages for Failure of Remarriages for American Women

  • Percentage for Women Who Were Under the Age of 25 At the Time of Remarriage- 47%
  • Percentage for Women Who Were of the Age 25 and Above At the Time of Remarriage- 34%

Divorce Statistics Related to Second Marriage Breakups Taking Children From the First Marriage into Consideration

  • Percentage of Second Marriage Breakups For Women With No Children from Prior Marriage/Relationship- 32%
  • Percentage of Second Marriage Breakups For Women With Children from Prior Marriage/Relationship Who Had NOT Been Described as “Unwanted”- 40%
  • Percentage of Second Marriage Breakups For Women With Children from Prior Marriage/Relationship Who Had Been Described as “Unwanted”- 44% (For Caucasian women, the rate was higher with 47%)

Divorce Statistics Related to Remarriage Breakups for Women Taking Their Parents’ Relationship Into Consideration

  • Rate for Second Marriage Breakup for Women Who Did NOT Grow in a Two Parent Household- 49%
  • Rate for Second Marriage Breakup for Women Who Did Grew in a Two Parent Household- 33%

Divorce Statistics Related to Remarriage Breakups for Women Taking History of Sexual Abuse Into Consideration

  • Rate for Second Marriage Breakup for Women Who Experienced Sexual Abuse At Least Once in Their Life Previously- 25%
  • Rate for Second Marriage Breakup for Caucasian Women Who Did Experienced Sexual Abuse At Least Once in Their Life Previously- 33%

Reasons for the Failure of Remarriages

  • There were a number of reasons for even remarriages breaking up. It was observed that women who suffered from stress or general anxiety disorder (GAD) were more likely to break-off about fifty percent more than those women who were mentally strong and did not have a history of psychological trauma.
  • The recession and lower family incomes were a big reason for failure of the second marriage.

Women and Couples More Vulnerable to Remarriage Breakups

Here is a list of some women and people whose remarriage breakup rates have been higher than the average:

  • Women with have not completed high school
  • Women who do not follow any religious faith
  • Women who have birth before or during the first seven months of their first marriage
  • Couples in the Midwest
  • Women who are older than their spouses
  • Couples who did not live together before their marriage (the adverse is true for the first marriage, i.e. couples who lived together before their first marriage tended to have that a higher chance of that marriage ending).

Those were all the prominent facts related to remarriage after divorce statistics in America, for people (especially women) based on different age groups, states, previous marital statuses, offspring and mental health conditions.

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