October 24, 2017
Thirty-five to 40 percent of marriages in America end in divorce. And that rate can increase dramatically if the spouses have a large age difference. For a 10-year age gap, the likelihood of divorce is 39 percent; a 20-year age gap, 95 percent and a 30-year age gap, 172 percent.
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Some of the reasons marriages with huge age gaps end in divorce include:
1.Family acceptance (especially if there is a financial/inheritance concern)
2. Question of children
3. Imbalance of power
4. Blending families
5. Illness/aging at different rates
6. Sexual problems