The reasons can vary as much as the individuals involved, although experts say there are ways to safeguard a marriage, especially when children join the family. Marriage counselor Patricia Mackie says babies and kids can bring stresses from a lack of sleep to extra expense and housework, so it is vital for the parents to be on the same page.
The divorce rate in America peaked at around 50-percent in the 1980s and has slowly been trending downward. It is now just over 40-percent.
Arizona's divorce rate is 20-percent higher than the national average.