Any time researchers try to find trends in the divorce rate, there is always a “which comes first” debate that takes place. For example, when looking at professions or occupations that are more prone to divorce, the question must be asked, “Does this profession increase the likelihood of divorce or is the type of person more prone to divorce, for whatever reason, more inclined to work in this field?” Whatever the case may be, there is little question that divorce is more common among those who work in particular industries or jobs, and many such occupations have very similar stresses and challenges.
Police, Firefighters, and Armed Service Members
While it is difficult to imagine modern life without individuals who have committed themselves to public safety and national defense, these jobs are not without their downsides. Police officers and fire fighters often work long shifts, with a great deal of stress added to the equation. Servicemen and women spend months at a time away from their spouses and families, frequently leading to communication issues and deteriorating relationships
Athletes and Entertainers
Countless hours, extended travel, public attention, and a seemingly-constant party-like atmosphere place a strain on any marriage. Dancers, musicians, actors, and other entertainers—whether or not they are particularly famous—often struggle to maintain healthy marital relationships, sometimes in a manner that makes the cover of supermarket tabloids. Professional entertainers experience a divorce rate of more than 28 percent....