Quote from: Alamo on July 16, 2007, 04:04:05 PMFrom where do you get 49%?Some ranking of countries sorted by chance of divorce, USA placed 5th with 49%. That being said the 49% or "close to 50%" is cited so many places I doubt it will be difficult to have it confirmed.What I really found interesting is that only approximately 10% of the population believe a divorce will happen to them. Then again, I was quite surprised with your confidence in your marriage as well.
From where do you get 49%?
QuoteETA: Other substantial things that have been completely ignored in this thread:-Does a prenup make a divorce less contentious or damaging (financially, emotionally, etc.)?-Does a prenup make the outcome more fair/equitable?Well, the answer to those two questions would obviously be yes, since that's exactly what a prenup does. I'm not even going to bother to google this for anecdotal evidence
ETA: Other substantial things that have been completely ignored in this thread:-Does a prenup make a divorce less contentious or damaging (financially, emotionally, etc.)?-Does a prenup make the outcome more fair/equitable?
Citing a number quoted over and over again on internet message boards doesn't make it scientific.
And I don't think it's surprising that people don't think divorce would happen to them. Why would you want to enter into a marriage that you believed might end in divorce?
Many of these people are deluding themselves, or are simply not thinking it through.
It is possible to think through (with your brain) the decision of getting married and consciously decide that a prenup undermines the foundation of marriage not to be worth it (particularly since prenups can often be challenged in court anyway).
I am very confident in my marriage. I would never want to be part of a marriage in which I was anything less than confident, and I'm not sure why anyone else would, either.
"And these days, with divorce rates skyrocketing and so many brutally mercenary women out there who think that they're entitled to your hard-earned money..."I just found a new favorite website.