By Elizabeth J. Billies | Esquire

We've all heard the statistic that 50% of marriages end in divorce. But, where did that statistic come from? And is it even correct? According to a recent report from Psychology Today, the divorce rate has been falling for decades, making this commonly cited factoid outdated.  In fact, only 25% of recent marriages are likely to end in divorce.  Moreover, the divorce rates vary based on whether you were divorced previously (higher probability) or your partner was also divorced before (even higher). Read more about the reasoning behind the higher rates if you or your spouse were previously betrothed here.