If you are a regular follower of the media, you will likely be quite surprised at what you see lounging at the other end of the couch: Your spouse. A common journalistic refrain suggests that the divorce rate is above 50% and on the rise. But those numbers are dated. If you’re a college educated person who got married in the 2000s, it’s highly likely that you and the person you married are still coupled (consciously or otherwise). From Claire Cain Miller in the NYT: “Despite hand-wringing about the institution of marriage, marriages in this country are stronger today than they have been in a long time. The divorce rate peaked in the 1970s and early 1980s and has been declining for the three decades since.”

+ Maybe breaking up is just too complicated in the social media era. From NY Mag: Winning the breakup in the age of Instagram.