I do! Marriage rates rise as divorce filings take nearly 6% dip

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio - Since the dawn of time, people in love have been asking the question, “Will you marry me?”

The next step usually involves an altar, some witnesses, and the two little words, “I do.”

Now, fewer people are saying, “I don’t wanna anymore.” We're talking about the big D as in DIVORCE.

A new report out of Bowling Green State University's National Center for Family and Marriage Research  reports the number of people getting divorced is at it's lowest since 1980. Divorce across the country was at its peak back then, at 22.6 percent. Now it's down to 16.9 percent — the lowest rate in 35 years.

The same report said the marriage rate is at it's highest since 2009.

Some said communication is the key to a successful marriage.

Maybe the experts know what they're talking about!