10 facts about marriage and divorce in Singapore

Sooo… how many of you proposed over Valentine’s Day? Well done! But before you dive head-on into marriage, here are a few gloomy facts you might want to know first!

 

5. Are you going to be an unfaithful spouse? 6 out of 10 couples stay together even if their spouse is unfaithful!
But we think this is a dormant volcano waiting to explode. (Data by TOUCH Family Services)

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4. There is a rise in couples splitting within 5 years of marriage

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3. If you have been married for 5 – 9 years, better not be lax on your marriage: your chances of divorce is high!

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2. “Unreasonable behaviour” is another way to say “you cheating bastard!”

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1. Aged above 35? Congratulations! Your divorce rate is trending!

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But it’s not all doomy and gloomy. Here are some facts to keep you cheery!

5. If you’re a male between 25 – 29 and a professional, you’re in luck

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4. Here’s a captain obvious moment: the better educated you are, the better your chances

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3. There’s a Chinese saying “门当户对” (same class/status marry better), the stats show it is true. 

Except if you’re working in the “Production & related workers” line – why this is an outlier we don’t know.

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2. If you’re divorced, your chances of remarrying has increased

One in four marriages last year involved at least one partner remarrying. This is up from one in five marriages a decade ago. There were 6,943 such marriages last year, an almost 60 per cent jump from the 4,385 in 2001.

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1. Mixed race marriages are increasing

In 2012, one in five marriages (19.8 per cent) was an inter-ethnic union, up from one in eight (12.6 per cent) in 2001. There were 5,388 such marriages in 2012, almost double the 2,814 in 2001.

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*All data from SingStats unless otherwise stated.

 

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  • 一個忠告 – 希望這將幫助年輕夫婦覺得之前的行為(離婚)

    我沒有準備好勇氣或建議年輕夫婦離婚。 (三思而後行)
    愛不來你們倆那麼容易,必須十分珍惜你所擁有的 – (真相愛)

    愛情來了信心,而不是任意你想怎麼就意味著誰擁有形式。我相信,你們倆知道對方一段時間即能承受 – 感覺,理解,情感,分享,容忍,犧牲,妥協,美和愛……等等。 (不要忘了:金錢買不到愛情=這是肯定的! )

    你們都同意發行(結婚證書)之前 – 要照顧對方的困難期間身處逆境或順境FOR LIFE – (根據法律規定,父母和朋友,以及目擊者 – 但你們倆已經失敗的諾言! )

    事情發生:不要總想著對方的過錯。首先,思考和考慮你(自己)什麼你做了什麼或做其他方覺得越來越離婚對你的?這不應發生,即使有問題到達,需要坐下來談很好地解決了你們兩個,甚至包括父母,而不是(離婚) 。

    如果丈夫是信實的,就不會有婚姻的破裂。

    我自從結婚( 1983) ,我不,即使離婚我的詞彙直到今天( 2014年) 。如果事情出了錯,我會認為我做錯了,而不是我的(妻子)的責任?更早些時候,我有一個很好的可愛女孩的朋友同事與我和她對我照顧得很好,我只能把她放在我的回憶。我會答應我的妻子(第一和最後一個)我的餘生!

    最好的問候,
    仕豪

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