If you were to ask divorced couples what led to their marriage’s demise, they’d likely name various factors. These may include infidelity, addictions, different parenting styles and money woes.
A recent study published on the career website Zippia highlights how a spouse’s choice of career may significantly impact a couple’s chances of divorce. The study’s authors looked at how spouses employed in 11 different jobs are more apt to end their marriages than others.
Who is most likely to find themselves divorced?
Zippa analyzed U.S. Census Bureau data on the types of employees with the highest divorce rates. They determined that their divorce rates and potential contributing factors to the demise of their marriages are as follows:
- Supply chain managers: Eighteen percent of their marriages end in divorce. The demise of their marriages is often attributable to work-related stress.
- Auto mechanics: Seventeen percent of their marriages don’t last. Their divorces often result from their low income. The average mechanic’s salary is just over $39,000.
- Foodservice workers, animal caregivers, chemical researchers and testers and library assistants: Each of these employees has a 15% divorce rate. Zippia attributes the demise of library assistant and foodservice workers’ marriages to low pay. Exhaustion is cited as the reason why animal caregivers so often divorce.
- Engineers or health care diagnostic technicians: These workers have a 14% divorce rate. Zippia cites frequent work-related travel as the reason why engineers don’t have long-lasting marriages. Irregular schedules that may include night, weekend or holiday shifts often lead to the demise of health care workers’ marriages.
Couples don’t just decide to divorce, wait the allotted time to file and then go their separate ways. Spouses must have various conversations about property division, custody and other matters leading up to the settlement of their case. You’ll want to learn about your rights regarding these to ensure that you know how to seek a fair settlement in your case.