Relationship Problems: The Geography of Divorce

October 27, 2011 by

Relationship problems happen in all parts of the country, and so does divorce. The Census Bureau recently released a report that gives some insight into the “geography” of divorce. Couples in the Southern states have higher rates of divorce than other regions and the Northeast has the lowest.

What about Relationship Problems in Portland?

How are we doing in Oregon? Not well. There are many states that fare far worse, but our divorce rates are a little higher than the averages in the South.

What does that mean for you? If you live in an area where divorce is more prevalent and you are experiencing relationship problems, are you doomed to get a divorce? No way! If you and your partner are committed to working it through, I believe that it’s possible. Seeking Portland marriage counseling is a great first step towards repairing your relationship and preventing divorce.

However, understanding these statistics can help you to be aware of attitudes toward marriage and divorce in your area. A recent study has shown that your chances of divorce are 75% higher if you have friends or family members that are splitting up, so it can benefit you to form relationships with other committed couples and also to be supportive of the relationships of your friends and family members.

If you want to work to prevent divorce, contact us to schedule Portland marriage counseling and start dealing with your relationship problems.