Divorce and the Over 50 Set

On September 20, 2013, the New York Times printed an article entitled: "Divorce After 50 Grows More Common."  The article reveals that the divorce rate for Americans age 50 or older has doubled since 1990.  Now, 15.4 percent of that demographic is divorce and 2.1 percent is separated.   Cited reasons for this trend include the fact that people are living longer and healthier lives, women have more economic freedom and the stigma related to divorce has decreased. People divorcing at an older … [Read more...]

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