There’s a really interesting article in the New York Times that reports on recent research on divorce statistics. The article, “25th Anniversary Mark Elusive for Many Couples,” by Sam Roberts, reports:

For the first time at least since World War II, women and men who married in the late 1970s had a less than even chance of still being married 25 years later.

The article is packed full of interesting statistics and attempts to analyze and interpret the results, but perhaps my favorite part is the accompanying graphic that lists the “percent of first marriages reaching anniversaries by year of marriage for men and women.” There is so much information packed into this little table. Simply following the columns or rows opens up discussion possibilities.

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