When you were in high school or college, you probably saw a lot of couples break up and then get back together. Many of them do this repeatedly. In fact, some studies have said that about half of all couples will break up and then get back together during their relationship. It’s just part of the process, especially at a young age.
But what if you dated through high school and college, got married, and then asked for a divorce? Do 50% of divorced couples also get back together and remarry later?
The real percentage is much lower
Some couples do get back together after a divorce, but the true percentage is far lower than you’ll see at other stages in these relationships. Some Studies have pinned it at about 6%. That means that the vast majority of couples who break up are simply done with their marriages.
It’s important to think about this, especially when considering things with your children. For instance, it is best for the children to be involved with both parents, and some parents maintain a close relationship where they celebrate joint holidays or even take joint vacations. While all of this can be very good if done correctly, you do want to make sure that you’re not giving your children any false hope that you and your ex may get back together. This can be stressful for them, and it is statistically very unlikely to happen.
As you move through your divorce and try to make all the decisions that will be in the best interests of you and your children in the future, be sure you take the time to carefully consider your legal options.