Spin off from the tribunal thread.
The western world’s life expectancy is higher than ever before. We don’t have anywhere near the same mortality rate and medicine is able to extend our lives drastically compared to our historical bretheren.
Is it reasonable to suggest divorce rates are higher due to this? The average age of marrying (in australia) in 27. Assuming the couple live to the median age expectancy of 85ish does this create lower chances of successful cohabitation?
I’ve been reading up on my Pre-Reformation English history. It was common for someone to marry 2-3 times due to the death of a spouse. A >30 year wedding anniversary was incredibly rare. My guess is there was much less time for couples to breed resentment between them.