Even though divorce rates for younger couples is on the decline, the rate of divorces in mature marriages is increasing. As a matter of fact, the divorce rate has nearly doubled for couples age 50+ over the past 25 years according to Pew Research and U.S. Census Bureau data. Additionally, a study by the American Association of Retired People suggests that two-thirds of the time, it is the women in this age category asking for the divorce.
Of course, every marriage struggles occasionally and, certainly, there are some marriages that have seen more than their fair share of struggles. But the struggles in a marriage when you’re a few years into the relationship look and feel very different than the struggles after spending a few decades together:
- By now, you know everything there is to know about one another (or at least you think you do).