According to University of Utah professor Nicholas Wolfinger, marrying in the mid-thirties is anything but synonymous with a lasting marriage.

Indeed, Professor Wolfinger advises couples to marry in their late twenties and early thirties.

After researching the link between the age of the person when they get married and the likelihood of divorce, the researcher concluded that, starting in their mid-thirties, the risks of divorce increase.

Data from the 2006 National Family Growth Survey (NSFG) indicate that divorces are more common among people who marry at age 35.

The sample from the 2011 to 2013 NSFG study included people aged 15 to 44 years. And in order to give more credibility to his research, Professor Wolfinger thoroughly examined the results of this study.

In the end, he focused on the correlation between age of marriage and age of divorce. In his conclusion, he noted that getting married between 28 and 32 decreases the risk of divorce.

“Getting married in your mid-thirties can be more difficult, because of the difficulty of facing the challenges of a marriage,” said a marital consultant, Sheela Mackintosh Stewart, at The Independent.

According to the latter, at this age, one is more likely to hold a position with demanding job responsibilities, which requires more time, effort and energy. As a result, one becomes less concerned about one’s home.

Secondly, the pressure to make children increases at this age because the woman does not have enough time before reaching menopause.

“In the mid-thirties, most people have already accomplished a lot. They become imbued with their person. Which can lead to selfish behavior. For some it becomes difficult to compromise, “said Sheema Mackintosh.


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