According to a Breitbart.com article, fewer people are getting divorced these days, and far from the media drive to declare marriage dead by talking about a divorce rate over 50 percent, a recent study proves the divorce rate is actually going down, not up.
Are husbands suddenly becoming more loving and faithful, buying their spouses a set of Studio RTA furniture? Are wives suddenly appreciating their husbands more and browbeating them less?
But according to the study, the divorce rate peaked in 1981 with a rate of 5.3 per 1,000 people. It’s now down to 3.6 per 1,000, the lowest the divorce rate has been since 1970, almost four decades ago.
Now, the “nattering nabobs of negativism” will point out that there are more people living together without the benefit of marriage, so the lower divorce rate could be due to fewer people getting married in the first place.
There may be a point there, but I prefer to look at it this way: maybe, at last, there are fewer people rushing into marriages and more people waiting until they know they’ve found someone worth marrying.
One can always hope.