You've probably heard someone say that half of marriages end in divorce.  Heck, you've probably even said it yourself.

Well you can't say that anymore, because it's not true.  And it hasn't been true for quite sometime.

According to a study done by the New York Times, It was true in the '70s and '80s, when divorce rates peaked.  But, the rates have been going down quickly ever since.

According to the study, 70% of the people who got married in the '90s are still together. Experts predict that many of these marriages will last until death.  That percentage jumps to 75% for those people who got married in the 2000's.

The main reasons associated as to why marriages are lasting longer now are that people are waiting longer to get married.  Most couples spend more time living together before they get married, and breaking up if things are not working out.  Also, more couples are focusing on marrying for love instead of for money.

Source: Jezebel