Note: Rates for 2001-2009 have been revised and are based on intercensal population estimates from the 20 censuses.
Populations for 2010 rates are based on the 2010 census. Current divorce statistics in America is estimated at 50%.
Countries that have relatively recently legalized divorce are Italy (1970), Portugal (1975), Brazil (1977), Spain (1981), Argentina (1987), Where it is seen as a contract, the refusal or inability of one spouse to perform the obligations stipulated in the contract may constitute a ground for divorce for the other spouse.
In contrast, in some countries (such as Sweden, divorce is purely no fault.
Many jurisdictions offer both the option of a no fault divorce as well as an at fault divorce.
This is the case, for example, in many US states (see Grounds for divorce (United States)).
According to Discovery Channel, couples with children have a slightly lower rate of divorce than childless couples - in the United States, only 40 % of all couples with kids choose divorce.
Sociologists believe that childlessness is one of the most common causes here - absence of children leads to loneliness and weariness.
From the standpoint of anthropology and sociology, dating is linked with other institutions such as marriage and the family which have also been changing rapidly and which have been subject to many forces, including advances in technology and medicine.
The protocols and practices of dating, and the terms used to describe it, vary considerably from country to country and over time.
While the term has several meanings, the most frequent usage refers to two or more people exploring whether they are romantically or sexually compatible by participating in dates with the other.
You can expect to experience a wide range of emotions after divorce.
One day you may feel excited about your new-found freedom, while the next day may find you moping around the house mourning the loss of the life you used to have.