The Best and Worst States for Getting Divorced

By Joel Stonington and Alex McIntyre - 2011-11-14T16:21:49Z

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Kansas (13)

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Divorce rate: 10.4

Marriages tend to last longer in Kansas, where a typical first marriage endures 22.2 years versus the national median of 20.8 years. The marriage rate is also high compared to other states, at 21.5 per 1,000 residents, compared with 12.9 in Maine.