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Do daughters cause divorces?

Read this study from Psychology Today
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"In the United States, the parents of a girl are nearly 5 percent more likely to divorce than the parents of a boy. The parents of three girls are close to 10 percent more likely to divorce than the parents of three boys. Not only do parents of daughters divorce more, but divorced women with daughters are substantially less likely to remarry than divorced women with sons."

"Sons may either improve the quality of married life or worsen the pain of divorce (perhaps by becoming more distraught when the father leaves)."

"Wives with daughters are less likely to stay with their husbands because they know that with a girl, they'll never be lonely or without help. Thus they may be less willing to tolerate any bad behaviors from their husbands."

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Cafe Meghan

Asked by Cafe Meghan at 11:45 AM on Sep. 13, 2010 in Parenting Debate

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Answers (165)
  • Okay, that's just twisted... An inability and unwillingness to bend in your marriage causes divorce... Not the gender of your children...

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:47 AM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • i think relationships cause divorce - not daughters OR sons....

    Answer by kaysimon132461 at 11:51 AM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • Wow, how wrong is that. It's two people that need to not be selfish and work on their relationship that cause divorces.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 11:51 AM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • well, i have a daughter ian i am planning on leaving my S/O
    but the reason is because he is not hetero and lies
    so there is that

    Answer by fiatpax at 11:53 AM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • I think the parents cause the divorce not the kids.

    Answer by jolee0222 at 11:53 AM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • Where in the world did you find garbage?

    Answer by cutebaby06 at 11:53 AM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • i would think they should stop blaming their children and take responsibility for their own downfalls in the relationship... children should never have blame put on them... the adult makes the actuall decisions.

    Answer by SUNFLOWER80T at 11:53 AM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • no and neither does having a son wow just wow... Grownups are responsible for what happens in a marriage wow....

    Answer by Truelove77 at 11:55 AM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • stupid study!! they should spend the money on other things!

    Answer by gammie at 11:55 AM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • Yeah, and the color of your eyes determines what size pants you wear! That study is just idiotic!

    Answer by mommy11260 at 11:57 AM on Sep. 13, 2010

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