If you were divorced at the age of 50 or older, you are among a growing trend of older couples that are calling it quits at a later time in their lives. That is what a research study at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) concluded. In 1990, fewer than 10% of couples that divorced were over the age of 50, compared to the more than 25% that occurred in 2010. While divorce among other age groups has leveled off or declined, the BGSU study indicates that the number of people ages 50 and older that decide to end their marriages will continue to climb by as much as one-third, even if divorce rates among other age groups remain unchanged. Couples who divorce later in life do so for similar reasons to their younger counterparts – infidelity, abuse, financial security, and regrets about getting married too quickly. The diminishing social...
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