|The Best Side of Triplets|
IT'S NOT TRUE
MOST (Mothers of Supertwins) conducted a survey of parents with multiples (twins, triplets, quadruplets, etc.) from June 25, 2009 to July 27, 2009. The survey was designed to develop baseline statistics about the prevalence of divorce among multiple birth parents and contained 10 multi-part questions on family background, socioeconomic status, parent and children's age, as well as questions about marital status and divorce.
The survey found:
- That 4.3% of respondents divorced during the pregnancy or following the birth of multiples (indicating that the divorce rate among this group may not be as high as many have speculated.)
- Over 95% of the marriages were intact.
- About 82% of the respondents reported an overall positive level of marital satisfaction.
According to MOST researcher, Dr. Laurie LaMonde, a clinical psychologist and mother of triplets, “Identifying a more accurate divorce rate is important to ease the concerns of multiple birth families as well as to determine if additional services may be beneficial for families that may be at greater risk of marital discord.”
Specifically, the divorce rate was:
- 3.6% for parents with twins
- 5% for parents with triplets
- 9.2% for parents with quadruplets
- 4.2% for parents with quintuplets/sextuplets or multiple sets of multiples
|Managing the Path with Triplets + One|
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