Couple kissing in bed.Everyone refers to college as an investment in your future . But when they refer to your future, they're usually talking about your professional future. Well, turns out that higher learning was also an investment in your personal future. And yes, we're talking about your love life. Researchers at Bowling Green State University just discovered that women with a college degree have a lower chance of divorce. (Consider that next time you get your dreaded college loan payment request.)
By Zoë Ruderman
Two professors looked at divorce rates in 2010 and noted that "a college degree has a protective effect against divorce among all races" of women. They also found that couples with a college education tended to have stabler unions.
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But it's not as straightforward as "the more educated, the less likely you are to have your marriage fall apart". While ladies who graduated from a university have the lowest chance of divorce, the group of women with the next lowest risk are those who didn't graduate from high school.
The researchers didn't comment on why that might be-or why people who graduated from high school are more likely to get divorced than those who didn't make it out of the twelfth grade. But we're curious to hear your thoughts. What do you think of the findings? Are you surprised that women who finished college have stabler marriages than those who didn't?
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And while we're on the topic, check out this story we just posted on exactly how long a couple should be together before they get engaged.
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