The Number of Golden Divorces is Increasing as the Number of Golden Anniversaries Shrinks

Golden years divorce. It’s happening more and more.

For example, a high profile political couple just announced their impending divorce … after forty years of marriage.

And they’re not alone. Their peers represent the most rapidly growing population of divorcing couples.

Wives in that age range are more likely than not to be the instigators of their divorces. Aging divorcers are looking for freedom and control of their lives.

Most of this age group who seek new partners, find them. And, as a group, they don’t look backward.

Contributing factors include greater social acceptance of divorce, longer lifespans, greater wealth and greater emphasis on self-fulfillment.

Read more in this New York Times editorial: The 40-Year Itch and this collection of articles: Divorce: It’s Not Always About You.