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For white men and women as well as black men, the chances are just more than 50 percent, NCHS reports. Women with at least a bachelor's degree have a 78 percent shot that their marriages will last 20 years, compared with a 41 percent chance among women with only a high school diploma, according to the NCHS data.
Yet statistics suggest that many of these young optimists are only kidding themselves.
Men's feet, on the other hand, did not have such predictive powers — they were more likely to be cold in the first place (Journal of Family Psychology, 2012).
Another study by the same team showed that marital trouble is also often evident soon after the vows.
As a result, experts routinely estimate that between 40 percent and 50 percent of marriages today will end in divorce.
For decades, psychologists have been trying to answer the key question: What's going on when two people who once said "I do" to a lifetime together decide they're better off apart?In one study using data from about 4,500 respondents to the Florida Family Formation Survey, social psychologist Benjamin Karney, Ph D, of the University of California, Los Angeles, and colleagues found that the marriages of lower-income couples were more likely to be hurt by stressful life events and mental health problems than the marriages of the more affluent couples.