Idk if you also grew up hearing outcries about how horrible it was that the divorce rates were so high/increasing but I’m here to tell you:

High divorce rates are a good thing. They mean that people have the capacity to leave relationships that they do not want to be in.
Lower divorce rates do not mean that people are happier in their relationships! They mean that people (disproportionately women) are unable to leave relationships that are not good for them! Whether because of economic insecurity, social stigma, or other external forces.
All of this is coming from a person who is grateful every day to have had the means (barely) to leave an abusive marriage. Divorce is fucking great and I hope that every person who needs one gets one 💕
Btw divorce rates hit a 50-year record low in 2019, which is Not Good.

Divorce rates, btw, are linked to actual marriages. This decrease in the divorce rate is not reflective or impacted by the marriage rate also decreasing.

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