According to the American Psychological Association, anywhere between 40 and 50 percent of U.S. marriages end in divorce. This staggering statistic isn’t exactly encouraging, and even more disheartening are the results of a new study that suggests that divorce might actually be genetic.
The study, which was published in the journal Psychological Scienceearlier this year, compared the divorce rates of 20,000 adopted children living in Sweden with the divorce rates of their biological parents as well as their adopted parents. Regardless of whether or not their adopted parents got divorced, if the subjects’ biological parents got divorced, they were 20 percent more likely to split from their partner as well.
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