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New Jersey couples may be more prone to divorce in rising economy

The American economy is slowly making its way back to a stable point, but as the economy is climbing, the divorce rate is as well. Scientists have hypothesized why the divorce rate is rising, but no single reason has been found. Meanwhile, many couples in New Jersey and the rest of the United States are deciding to end their marriage, as they have found stable economic ground to stand on alone.

When the recession hit America and the divorce rate dropped, many thought that the recession had brought families closer and made bonds stronger than ever. However, now that the divorce rate is beginning to rise again, many think that some couples were just not financially able to separate. One scientist stated that the same thing happened during the Great Depression when the majority of Americans lost everything.

Whatever the reason, the data showing the trend is clearly there. From 2009 to 2011, when the economy was low, there were over 150,000 fewer divorces than statisticians expected. However, even then, the percentage slowly increased from 1.5% in 2009 to 1.8% in 2011. Since they can now afford it, many couples are starting a new life.

The fact that more couples are deciding to separate does not mean that the process is any easier, though. Many couples in New Jersey could still have a long road ahead if they decide to divorce. Although divorce can often seem a little overwhelming for most, there are trained professionals who are more than happy to guide couples along the road to separation.

Source: Los Angeles Times, Divorces rise as economy recovers, study finds, Emily Alpert Rayes, Jan. 27, 2014

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