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Walk Your Body Down Historical Context

J. T. Barbarese
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Historical Context

Married Couples Breaking Up

In 2005, over 2 million people were married, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. A large number of these marriages, according to statistics, were anticipated to end in divorce. Divorce statistics for 2005 include figures such as those found in the state of Florida, where over 81,000 divorces occurred in comparison to a little over 158,000 marriages. In the state of New York, a little more than 53,000 divorce papers were filed, compared to little more than 135,000 marriage in that same year. The center concluded that for 2005, for every 1000 marriages, about 20 would end in divorce. Although the number of divorces dropped sharply after the 1980s, so did the number of people getting married. Living together without getting married seemed increasingly popular, in which cases people can separate without getting a divorce.

Children are affected by divorce, and their problems can be overlooked by divorcing parents who are coping...

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