Are You Genetically Predisposed To Divorce?

According to a 2017 study, adults with divorced parents are more likely to get divorced themselves. Now, a newer study suggests that the reason may have more to do with nature than with nurture. In other words, an increased risk for divorce may be coded in our genes.

To get some definitive answers, U.S. and Swedish researchers analyzed population data from about 20,000 Swedish adults who’d been adopted as children. What was found was that the adoptees were more likely to resemble their biological parents and siblings when it came to their divorced pasts.