Divorce can happen at any stage of life, but no matter the age it’s an emotional and complicated road. “Gray divorce” refers to couples over 50 choosing to divorce and it’s at its highest rate ever. In the last 25 years, the divorce rate for people age 50-64 has doubled.
So, what’s behind this trend and why is it becoming more common? One researcher suggests that our expectations of marriage have changed over the years. Previously, a goal was to be a good provider or a good homemaker in a marriage, but now we are looking at how the marriage contributes to our happiness.