November 14, 2017 – Women are twice as likely as men to file for divorce
Women are twice as likely as men to file for divorce, according to a US study which found that increased marital tension among wives predicted a split in marriage.
Researchers from University of Michigan in the US found that while wives’ and husbands’ marital tension increased over time, husbands’ tensions increased at a greater rate.
The study, published in the journal Developmental Psychology, also found increased tension among wives was particularly problematic for marital longevity when their husbands reported low levels of tension over time.
“The association with divorce was greater if men reported low levels of tension when women reported a higher accumulation of tension,” said Kira Birditt, from University of Michigan.