I just read this news article and thought many of you here would find it interesting. Researchers observed that divorce increases the risk of further divorces among family and friends. Here are a couple of sample statistics quoted in the article: Divorce increases a close friend's "risk" of divorce to 75% and increases the stats to 33% for friend's of friends. People with a divorced sibling are 22% more likely to be divorced.
This got me thinking about how my own friends' and families' marriage (and a few divorces) affected my own marriage. I see how these things can connect together to spread throughout the society. And here's philosophical analogy question: If divorce can spread like a virus, is there something that can protect people against divorce like a vaccine?