Divorce is contagious … According to a study, having a close friend who gets divorced increases your chances of splitting up as well … by a whopping 75 percent. But don’t worry, happy couples. That’s only the case if your marriage was already struggling.
Seems if there is already trouble in the relationship, seeing a friend get divorced is often what makes someone face their own bad situation.
The study also found people are more likely to get divorced if they have a number of divorced friends in their social circle, compared to married people with have mostly married friends. If your siblings are divorced that makes you slightly more likely to have a marriage that ends in divorces. And having divorced co-workers ups your divorce risk by 50 percent.