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Can your choice of career affect the viability of your marriage?

On Behalf of | Nov 4, 2020 | Divorce |

If you have lost your job this year, you might be considering a career change. Before you jump at the first offer available, you may want to consider how it will affect your marriage. A new study showed that workers in some professions are far more likely, to get divorced.

Here are the professions with the highest rate of divorce:

  • Gaming managers 52.9%
  • Bartenders 52.7%
  • Flight attendants 50.5%
  • Gaming service workers 50.3%

Here are the careers with the lowest divorce rate:

  • Actuaries 17%
  • Physical scientists 18.9%
  • Medical and life scientists 19.6&
  • Clergy 19.8%

The study did not pinpoint exactly why someone in one occupation might be more inclined to get a divorce than someone in another, but there are some theories. People involved in occupations that require a lot of interaction with other people in a social setting — like bartenders and gaming service workers — may be more likely to engage in affairs than someone whose occupation either generally prohibits that kind of activity — like clergy members. Those whose jobs require a lot of travel, like flight attendants, may find their absence from home creates marital stress. Those who keep a regular routine, like actuaries, may find that their marital lives are also more stable.

Ultimately, nobody can predict who will end up in divorce — no matter what their occupation. Every couple is unique. If your marriage is heading for divorce, seek legal help. An experienced family law attorney can help you analyze the decisions you must take and ensure you do not leave your future to chance.


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