This One Factor Makes Divorce More Likely. The Wealthy Won’t Be Happy

Jena Greene | Reporter

We all know that roughly half of marriages end in divorce for a variety of reasons.

But new research that aims to study the relationship between wedding expense and marriage duration¬†reveals early divorce may plague high net worth individuals more than the average Joe. (RELATED: An Outrageous Number Of People Don’t Want To Sleep With Their Significant Other)¬†

“That’s because new research found that spending more than $20,000 on a wedding and between $2,000 to $4,000 on an engagement ring increases the risk of that marriage ending in an early divorce,” the Miami Herald reports.

Similarly, people who claimed their partner’s looks played a major part in their decision to marry them was also associated with a higher risk for divorce.

I can’t say I’m particularly shocked by any of this. How many celebrities, billionaires and high-power brokers end up getting divorced? The answer is most. Now, this isn’t to say there aren’t some high net worth individuals who figure it out and make it in the long haul. But the fact of the matter is that, if you’re marrying someone based on beauty, and you’re used to constantly buying new things and throwing out the old stuff that doesn’t work as well anymore, you’re probably in the express lane to divorce court.

It’s worth mentioning that couples who spent more money on their honeymoon were actually more likely to stay together. Make of that what you will.

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