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Divorce rates in Poland

angel eyes 1 | 131  
3 May 2007 /  #1
I was just interested to find out what the divorce rates are in poland guys.
szarlotka 8 | 2,205  
3 May 2007 /  #2
Link to aricle in the Warsaw Voice. Has a summary....but it's a bit dated (2002) and things are changing a little
daffy 23 | 1,500  
3 May 2007 /  #3
things are changing a little

for better or for worse? (oh there was a pun there too ;P)
3 May 2007 /  #4
I can not tell you the number but I think Irland and Poland has one of the lowest divorce rates in Europe.I think in Irland it is about religion and in Poland mostly about economical situation.When marriage fails husband and wife are still forced to stay together.It is easier to survive as a couple.
OP angel eyes 1 | 131  
3 May 2007 /  #5
Thank you. was just wondering as poland seems to be quite a religious country as was Ireland but divorce is on the rise big time here.A lot of couples choosing just to live together. Is it hard to get a divorce in poland?
3 May 2007 /  #6
I remember growing up as a teen and if your parents weren't divorced you were a freak!!!
daffy 23 | 1,500  
3 May 2007 /  #7
yikes you must be young? I remember being a teen of divorced parents being a thing you'd say 'oh im sorry' and awkwardly move on - a sort of, embarrassment.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,504  
3 May 2007 /  #8
I remember growing up as a teen and if your parents weren't divorced you were a freak!!!

yeah... me too... think the difference is where we grew up daff...
daffy 23 | 1,500  
3 May 2007 /  #9
i grew up in the UK Bwoo - i was born in Ire and live in Ire now again.
I know only 1 couple who were divorced though UK and i know more today in Ire but thats the way now as opposed to then. nigh. times. zgoda (hope that says pity and not deal :))
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,504  
3 May 2007 /  #10
i grew up in london - there we only a couple in my social circle whose parents werent divorced or separated...
daffy 23 | 1,500  
3 May 2007 /  #11
was in bristol, liverpool and kent over my time (dads an engineer so)
OP angel eyes 1 | 131  
3 May 2007 /  #12
Yea its a sad state of affairs really.not many marriages lasting these days so one wonders why people bother in the first place then. seemingly and sadly people are not taking their vows seriously. its only one mad party then reality sets in and couples cant cope.
Hueg - | 320  
3 May 2007 /  #13
Enough marriages and you never need to buy a single toaster in your entire life. Just think, with a bit of work, you need never set foot into Argos. Ever. Now there is an incentive. :)
brian1411 3 | 12  
7 Apr 2008 /  #14
Jun 30, 09, 18:28 - Thread attached on merging:
Divorce rate in Poland

What is the divorce rate in Poland?

The reason I am curious is that I work with a lot of Polish people and most if not all of them seem to have been divorced...and I thought that with Poland being a Catholic country and the way Polish people are family orintated divorce would be less likely than in the UK for example....

Also is it normal for people in Poland to marry at a young age?
Lukasz 49 | 1,746  
7 Apr 2008 /  #15
divorces in Poland (stats)

2005 - 68 000
2006 - 72 000
Gab - | 133  
11 Apr 2008 /  #16

The divorce rate is sky-rocketing among Polish people compared to the rate from the past. It went significantly up since Poland entered the EU. But even in Poland, for the people who actually live in Poland, it has increased. It's not close to 50% like in the USA, but still, pretty high. I am not even sure if that has anything to do with the Catholic tradition in Poland. People are tired of the religious / political bs that they are exposed to. Especially younger generations, like myself, we do not seem to be attached to Church that much anymore. I don't think my family has ever been, to be honest with you.

My parents, for instance, they were married for 44 years!!! And they would continue to be had it not been for my dad's passing last year. My grandparents, another example, 55 yrs!!! When you compare the older generations to us these days, we are rookies :) And they were the ones that had to go thru hell of a lot more than my generation. WWI, WWII, communism ...

We had it made, but somehow it took the toll on how we live and value family, relationships, marriage, for that matter. Isn't it a paradox?! I think the socio-economical changes that have occurred over the last say 20 years in Poland had an impact on all those things. It's all interconnected in my mind. Our lifestyle is different and I am not sure if we got used to it yet. I also think that people these days give up at a much quicker rate than before. They do not know how to fight and they choose an easy solution - divorce. It's also acceptable more today than it used to be in the past. Divorce is not such a big deal any more.

I am quite shocked when I look at the statistics in my home country, but I think I can understand why things are happening. I may not like it, but I certainly understand. I think marriage is a challenge like any other serious relationship. And it's not for everybody.

Ok, Brian, I wrote almost an essay here. Gotta go :) Take care, GAB
Mali - | 300  
11 Apr 2008 /  #17
2006 - 72 000

According to the CIA`s world fact book, the population of Poland is a 38.5 million (est. June 2007). So with those statistics, the divorce rate in Poland is about 2%. Thats nothing to worry about yet.

Divorce is a terribly sad thing, especially if there are children involved but there`s no need to get overly worried about divorce in Poland. Only a tiny minority of people get divorced in Poland. In my family, I can think of only one person that got a divorce - my uncle, and he did it when he was living in Canada for a number of years. The thing is, I `ve known some couples that should have gotten divorced because their relationship was so abusive (mentally, physically and or emotionally) and yet they stay together because they don't want to shame their families.
Gab - | 133  
11 Apr 2008 /  #18
CIA needs to update their records. The divorce rate in Poland is almost 20% these days.
LAGirl 9 | 496  
11 Apr 2008 /  #19
yeah I am going through a divorce and my husband is Polish so add me to the list of divorce. but here in America my husband is trying every lie to get me back aint going to work.
Gab - | 133  
11 Apr 2008 /  #20
LAGirl, I am sorry 2 hear all that.

I am sure you know what you're doing. I guess sometimes it might be the best solution - not that I'm an expert ... I am assuming it is also very hard. You take good care of yourself and be strong :)

P.S. Are you Polish yourself? Just curious :)
Lodz_The_Boat 32 | 1,523  
9 Nov 2008 /  #21
Divorse is the last most worse thing that can happen to a family. Avoid it to be this occurs...entire lifeis bound to remain scarred...whatever the reason. So plan you marriage accordingly to avoid this disaster.
osiol 55 | 3,921  
9 Nov 2008 /  #22
last most worse

The ultimate last most worstest?

There are worse things that could happen to a family. Divorce doesn't occur in isolation to other bad things that could happen to a family - it is usually the conclusion to some sort of bad situation.
Lodz_The_Boat 32 | 1,523  
9 Nov 2008 /  #23
it is usually the conclusion to some sort of bad situation.

Its all bad which ends bad.

Why not be more intelligent in the first place and marry someone better. Marriage based on material factors go as long as materialism takes them.
scorpio 20 | 188  
31 Jan 2009 /  #24
According to a recent article, in Warsaw, romance is in recession

Is it time to make sure you sign a prenuptial agreement (marriage contract) prior to tying the knot in Poland or with a Pole? The statistics are awfully scary and speaks for itself. Has newly found capitalism, freedom, and EU membership torn apart historically strong social bonds in Poland, or are unhappy marriages now being served moral justice?
Seanus 15 | 19,670  
31 Jan 2009 /  #25
This was the very statistic that sounded the alarm bells in the UK many years ago. It strikes me as odd as the Poles tend to be quite traditional in their perception of marriage. The advent of capitalism cannot really be singled out as the proximate cause. Capitalism, for many, brings new-found wealth and, for many, that means happiness. Especially when you have been relatively unaccustomed to it for so long.

It's hard to pinpoint the causes but I'd proffer the view that natural dissatisfaction ranks high. Many want to be part of the nouveau riche but, as capitalism dictates, not everyone gets a slice of the pie. There are, and will be for the foreseeable future, the haves and have-nots.

Unhappy marriages being served moral justice, a nice way to put it. I don't know the divorce provisions here but I guess that they broadly follow the 'irretrievable breakdown of marriage' test (1 of 5) that we employ in Scottish courts. It could be that courts here interpret that rather too laxly.
MrBubbles 10 | 613  
29 Mar 2009 /  #26
the population of Poland is a 38.5 million (est. June 2007). So with those statistics, the divorce rate in Poland is about 2%.

No, not everyone in Poland is married. Duh.

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