Infertility, Children and Divorce Rates in the U.S.A.

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     Looking at this infograpic on the divorce rates in the United States, makes me think of 2 things.  First, I am glad I did not marry Hubs in Oklahoma (kidding) 😉  and second it makes me wonder about the section linked to couples with children.  Is it a statement that couples without children are less happy?  Did these couples choose to have no children, or were there other events involved like infertility/loss?  Do couples with kids, stay together more often because there are children involved?

     As many of you know Hubs and I have struggled with infertility, and having a family of our own.  I know the pain and heartache of wanting something so badly, and dreaming of it for a whole life, then come to find out that the dream is never going to happen the way you had planned.  It can break couples apart, or bring them together.  Hubs and I are not perfect, we struggle just like every other couple with or without children, but we have worked hard to not let infertility get in between us as a couple.

     What are your thoughts on the divorce rates in the United States?  Do you think that families with children are happier, or do they stay together more because of the children? Or what is it about childless couples that makes their divorce rates so much higher?
 
   

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  1. Despite the divorce rates in the US, I still believe in the institution of marriages. As for infertility leading to divorce, I have yet to encounter such a case. But when the couple is unable to conceive, I believe that they should consider adoption.

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