So concludes a new study, summed up this way by Ross Douthat:

There’s no escaping peer effects: If your friends or neighbors or relatives get divorced, you’re more likely to get divorced — even if it’s only on the margins — no matter what kind of shape your marriage is in. And inevitably, the ripples keep on spreading, to the next generation and beyond …

Hey, everybody else is doing it, why can’t we?

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