The Worst Jobs for a Marriage

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worst jobs, divorce rate, Illinois divorce lawyerThere are, obviously, countless factors that can affect a couple’s happiness and ability to weather the difficulties of marriage. Sociology experts, however, always seem to be trying to identify trends and specific elements that impact the likelihood of divorce. Such trends may not affect every couple who fits within a particular set of a criteria, but, by the nature, they do help provide some issues of which couples should be aware if they are looking to avoid becoming a statistic, so to speak.

According to Census data compiled in 2010 by the Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, certain jobs and occupations place an individual at a much high risk for divorce than others. When the information was collected, roughly 16 percent of people across all occupations reported being divorced or separated. By comparison, those in particular jobs are several times more likely to get divorce, including:

Casino Worker: What do you get when you combine non-stop operation, irregular hours, and holiday work, with fairly low salaries and a party atmosphere of alcohol and gambling? For some, the answer is divorce. Gambling services workers, including dealers, pit bosses, and cage workers, have a divorce rate of over 31 percent.

Massage Therapist: While some occupations are more obvious about the challenges they present, such as an exotic dancer, others are much more subtle but no less serious. The physical nature of massage therapy can cause significant jealousy issues for many couples. If a couple is not equipped to deal with such concerns, the relationship may not survive, and massage therapists divorce at a rate of about 38 percent.

Bartender or Server: Long, uncertain hours and the constant stress of being surrounded by alcohol consumption can cause strain on any couple. Factor in the inconsistent income generated by relying on tips, and a marriage can quickly wear out. With a divorce rate of 38.4 percent, many bartenders and waitstaff seem to struggle with maintaining stable relationships.

Dancer, Choreographer, or Professional Entertainer: All it takes is a quick look at supermarket tabloids or opening your web browser to find out which celebrity is headed for divorce. Actors, musicians, and sports figures divorce at a rate of 28.5 percent, which based on the travel and public demands of such jobs is rather understandably. Dancers and choreographers, with similar challenges, have a divorce rate of 43.1 percent, the highest among all studied occupations.

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