Approximately one-third of American marriages will end in a divorce. However, for Americans who were married after the year 2000, the statistics are even better. Among these marriages, only 15 percent have gotten a divorce inside the first eight years of marriage.
Statisticians and psychologists have long been interested in trying to determine definite markers that would allow them to predict the chances of divorce. Recently, one study released by Harvard University offered some illumination about this topic. The study found that women who are married to men who do not work -- i.e., they are probably house-husbands or stay-at-home-dads -- have a higher chance of filing for divorce.