About 85 percent of the NLSY79 cohort married by age 46, and among those who married, a sizeable fraction, almost 30 percent, married more than once.

The bulk of marriages occurred by age 28, with relatively few marriages taking place at age 35 or older.

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There’s a long-standing notion that people who marry later in life tend to have more stable marriages.

Getting married as a teenager, according to this thinking, is the most risky, and the most predictive of divorce. If you’re young, you’re probably financially strapped and uncertain about your professional future; you likely have age-related pressures from family, friends, work, and school. On top of all this, many teenagers are inexperienced when comes to navigating relationship challenges.

Your age when you marry is surprisingly revealing of divorce vulnerability, although not in the way experts previously thought.

You could evaluate a long list of compatibility criteria—or you could just consider how old you are.

And of those that do last, marital bliss is not always a prominent feature.

Why do so many marriages dissolve, and can spouses do anything to ensure that things work out?

I’ll leave you with this–Beautiful women who are over 50: Michelle Pfeiffer, Andie Mac Dowell, Catherine Keener, Oprah, Madonna, Kim Basinger, Kim Catrall, Christie Brinkley, Diane Sawyer, Jennifer Grey Best of luck!

of the year to get engaged, trailing only Christmas (December 24th-25th) and New Year’s Eve (December 31st).

I notice that lots of people who were married for maybe 10 years or less seem to say…we got married early, found out it didn’t work, and then later remarried and have found long term, happiness with their next partner/spouse. ) increase the number of potential men for you, but I think you will see that age is only a number, unlike it was, say if you were 30, dating a 20 year old. Go on dates, but don’t force the serious relationship.

What I also notice is that I don’t seem to hear any/as many happy stories about people (like me) who were married 20-25 years, got divorced, and then found happiness/ marriage, etc again. I have always believed that 50’s is in fact, no-man’s land, whether you are single, married, divorced or widowed, the reason being that you aren’t really young anymore, but you aren’t old either. I am me and all I can do is live life to my potential. The thing that bothered me most about your email is this part: You write: “found happiness/marriage etc.

Wolfinger controlled for a variety of demographic variables and still found evidence that in today’s world, marrying before your mid-20s or after your mid-30s is associated with higher rates of divorce.