Alaska Divorce Rates Up


by Natasha Sweatte

With marriages at an all-time low, southern and western states rank among the highest for couples tying the knot.
Alaska is one of many states that also have higher divorce rates.
A census bureau analysis released Thursday also finds that people are waiting longer before marrying.
Just 52% of adults 18 and over are married, down from 57% in 2000.
On Your Alaska News and Views, we sat down with local psychologists from LPC Bridges Counseling Connection,
Ebony McClain and Prentiss Pemberton, to get more insight on the matter.

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