Almost half of the marriages and two thirds of live-in relationships do not go past the 15-year mark, often due to pregnancy related problems, a new study reveals.
According to the study conducted by researchers at University of Michigan Medical School, more than 40 percent of first time marriages and 70 percent of live-in relationships end in separation before then 15-year mark because of miscarriage or stillbirth, a trauma which can have an effect even 10 years after the loss.
Couples who had a miscarriage were 22 percent more likely to break up compared to couples with successful pregnancies while the number shot up to 40 percent among couples who experienced a stillbirth.
"These findings shouldn't lead people to be alarmed and assume that just because someone has had a pregnancy loss, they will also have their relationship dissolved", lead author Katherine Gold added. The details are published in the journal Pediatrics