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Marriage and Divorce

Lets talk about a topic that hits close to home for many of us…

D.I.V.O.R.C.E.  it’s a great song that becomes a reality for far too many.

Did you know that the US has the lowest percentage of children growing up in homes with BOTH biological parents in the western world?

The divorce rate in Oklahoma is one of the highest in the U.S. and the reasons people listed might surprise you. According to the Oklahoma Marriage Initiative  http://www.okmarriage.org/

  • Lack of Commitment (85%)
  • Too much conflict and arguing (61%)
  • Infidelity (58%)
  • Marrying too young (43%)
  • Little or no helpful premarital preparation (42%)
  • Financial problems (41%)
  • Domestic Violence (30%)
  • Lack of support from family members (29%)
  • Religious differences (21%)

If you are getting married and would like to avoid being a statistic there is help.

Forever. For Real. is a fun workshop and will give you the tools you need to focus on your relationship and keep your partner a priority despite the chaos of daily life. Check out the website at ForeverForReal.com or call toll-free at (877) 435-8033.

Anthony Murray is an NFCC Certified Consumer Credit Counselor and Bankruptcy Services Coordinator at Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Central Oklahoma.  CCCS is a non-profit Credit Counseling agency with offices in Oklahoma City, Bethany, Enid, Stillwater and Tinker Air Force Base. Contact us at http://www.cccsok.org or 1-800-364-2227                                         


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