Divorce: dealing with life after a failed marriage

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BYU-Idaho:  by Chesea Rutter

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Divorce can be a difficult experience, especially as a young adult. As of 2014, 4 percent of millennials aged 18 to 33 were divorced, according to a Pew Research Center study. Divorce leads to great mental and emotional change for a person, but it does not make that person inferior to or different from their peers. Divorced people often come through the experience with greater knowledge, understanding and empathy than they had before.

It is estimated that 50 percent of marriages in the U.S. will end in divorce. Studies show 27.6 percent of women and 11.7 percent of men who marry in their 20s will eventually divorce, according    to divorcestatistics.org, a website that specializes in divorce statistics."

 

The article goes on to discuss how grieving is often a part of divorce, and talks about some of the experiences students at BYU have had.

 

 

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