As Pressures Mount, Unhappy Couples Still Call It Quits At 7 Years

For all that's changed about marriage statistics since the 1950s - the age at which people marry has gotten older, the divorce rate has risen and fallen - one number has stayed steady: We split around the seven-year mark.

Census data released this year found that first marriages that ended in divorce lasted a median of eight years. The median time from marriage to separation: about seven years.

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