In fact, marital therapy has become such a regular practice for couples that almost 44 percent of couples who get married today seek help from a therapist before they ever exchange wedding vows.
The Facts About Marriage Counseling According to the Numbers In the United States, the divorce rate for first marriages is now fifty-five percent. At the period of the American Revolution, the divorce rate was less than 5%. Furthermore, according to data, a significant decrease in the number of couples who choose to engage into marriage contracts has occurred.
An investigation conducted on 1000 couples found that 49% had gone through some type of counseling with their partner. 1 The majority of couples in treatment (57 percent) had been married for 3-5 years at the time of their consultation. 1
1. Couples who had pre-marital counseling had a 30 percent better chance of having a successful marriage than those who did not. 2. The average length of time a couple spends in premarital counseling before getting married is 8 hours, according to research.
The rate of divorce following marriage therapy varies. According to my research, the lowest percentage was 26.9 percent of couples who divorced or separated within four years after receiving a full year of treatment. According to the majority of research, the divorce rate after therapy is around 40%.