Why are the divorce rates among nurses so high? - page 8

by TiffanyLe 16,350 Views | 74 Comments

THere's been several surveys and studies done on professions with the highest divorce rates. Among bartenders, entertainers and telemarketers, the nursing profession was one of them. Why? And for those that are not... Read More


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    Quote from Vespertinas
    Because you yell at me

    LOL. Of course I'm going to yell at you. You have a senile ostrich (or whatever that is) as your profile pic.
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    OP, the divorce rates are high, period. It is now hovering at around 50-60%, so I'm not sure why you think nurses especially have high divorce rates. The entire nation, as a whole, is getting divorced more frequently. I will say this, though, I do notice that nurses as a whole get married a lot younger than most of the population, and that may play a contributing factor to what you may perceive as a higher divorce rate.
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    Quote from ThePrincessBride
    OP, the divorce rates are high, period. It is now hovering at around 50-60%, so I'm not sure why you think nurses especially have high divorce rates. The entire nation, as a whole, is getting divorced more frequently. I will say this, though, I do notice that nurses as a whole get married a lot younger than most of the population, and that may play a contributing factor to what you may perceive as a higher divorce rate.

    Actually, divorce rates have been dropping since the 80's and the widely reported rate isn't a very useful number anyway: the divorce rate looks at a single year and compares the number of marriages to the number of divorces in that year. This topic actually just came up on another board I post on and this article was linked. It's a little old but I think it's still a good read: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/19/health/19divo.html?_r=0
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    Quote from hiddencatRN
    Actually, divorce rates have been dropping since the 80's and the widely reported rate isn't a very useful number anyway: the divorce rate looks at a single year and compares the number of marriages to the number of divorces in that year. This topic actually just came up on another board I post on and this article was linked. It's a little old but I think it's still a good read: http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/19/health/19divo.html?_r=0
    Less people are getting married as well, so that should play a factor in the numbers.
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    Quote from ThePrincessBride
    Less people are getting married as well, so that should play a factor in the numbers.
    And the likelihood of one's marriage ending in a divorce is still decreasing.


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