# Calculate your chances of getting divorced

Every marriage goes through ups and downs. Do you think you'll stay married "until death do you part?" Take our quiz based on census data and discover your odds of living "happily ever after."

Do you have children?

Age when you married?

How many years married?

## Divorce Calculator FAQ

#### What does this mean?

In general for the five-year divorce prediction rates, those with less than 3 percent are at lower risk, 3 - 7 percent are of average risk and more than 7 percent are at higher risk.

#### Where did the statistical information come from for the marriage calculator?

The information used to create the calculator came from historical data based on information given by real people and collected as part of the U.S. Census.

#### How did you calculate the five-year potential risk for divorce?

We used historical data for similar people to predict your future risk of divorce. It is an estimate.

#### When I use the calculator, should I use the education I had at the time or the education I achieved?

When answering the calculator questions on education and children, please put in the information as it is today (for example, if you were in college when you got married, but later graduated, select "college graduate and higher").

#### I used the calculator and so did my spouse and we got different answers. How do we calculate our percentages?

The calculator works by comparing people of backgrounds to you. You and your spouse have different percentages because you come from different backgrounds. The best way to determine your risk as a couple is to average the two percentages.

#### This is my second marriage. Does the calculator work for me?

We did not calculate second+ marriage percentages. The information in the calculator is for first marriages only.

#### I'm engaged to be married. Does the calculator work for me?

Yes. Just use zero for the number of years married, and you'll get an answer for the estimated five year divorce rate for people with similar backgrounds.