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Common belief states that 50 percent of marriages end in divorce.

While relatively true, this statistic’s interpretation deserves consideration of various specific conditions that apply to each marriage, according to the State of Our Unions—a joint report released annually by the University of Virginia’s National Marriage Project and the Institute for American Values.  

For example, compatible work schedules and the amount of time spouses spend together can significantly alter the divorce probability.

Based on such factors, many marriages of high-profile athletes unsurprisingly appear to end dismally, with infidelity by the man often cited as the primary cause.  Consequently, polls, studies, and anecdotal evidence suggest that the divorce rate in the sports industry is 10-30 percent higher than in other professions.

Tiger Woods suffered a failed marriage after going through a messy divorce marked by sensational and salacious details.  The repercussions still linger and will probably remain well into the future, as shown by an alleg...

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