The Melbourne Institute says 55% of men in Australia are satisfied with their wives during the 12 months leading up to their divorce, rating their satisfaction with their spouse 8 or higher on a 10-point scale. Only 38% of wives have the same praise for their husbands. Here’s a story about the research from the Hindustan Times. According to the Institute, “Presumably, for many of these individuals, the marriage break-up was a shock.”
The study also showed that, in couples where divorce wasn’t a joint decision, 2/3 of divorces were initiated by wives and 1/3 by husbands.