It can be beneficial for Texas couples who are married or are cohabitating to understand the statistics of divorce and the end of unmarried relationships. Research is constantly delving into the statistics of marriages, relationships and how they conclude. A study presented to the American Sociological Association has found that females in heterosexual marriages more frequently ask for a divorce than men. If, however, the relationship is one in which the couple is unmarried and living together, the statistics are closer to even.
In the study, more than 2,260 adults who were in an opposite-sex relationship were asked about their relationships. In 69 percent of the divorces, it was found that it was the woman who pursued it. When the couple was living together without being married, however, it was equally likely that one or the other would end the relationship.