First divorce is a marking even in a person"s life. It represents a transition in an individual and a family life course. Divorce rate increased spectacularly after the 1968 divorce act and reach it peak in 1987. Cohabitation is now more common than marriage in quebec as a first union and after divorce. The dissolution percentage may continue to rise if younger cohorts continue to enter in greater numbers into cohabitation as a first union. Statistics are not yet available for same sex divorce. In sweden and norway, gay registered partnerships have higher divorce rates than heterosexual ones. Women same sex partnerships may be more at risk or divorce because of a. Age at divorce and duration of dissolved marriages. The more frequently people divorce and remarry, the shorter each subsequent remarriage. 60% of divorcing women and men in 2005 had been divorced at least once before. These rates are lower in newfoundland and quebec.