Federal government statistics show that the prospects for an early divorce are minimal among American couples who have never had any sexual partners other than their spouses, and increases with the number of other partners.
Among couples who have not had other partners, 95% or marriages
remain intact through at least the first five years.
That number drops
to 62% if the woman has had any other partner, and to nearly 50% if she
has had two other partners.
The numbers also drop, although less
sharply, if the man has had other partners.
Among couples who have had multiple sexual partners before marriage,
the odds of maintaining an intact marriage through five years hover