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Are You Thinking About a 'Gray Divorce?' - Strong Women, Strong Love
Among Americans age 50 and older, the divorce rate has roughly doubled since the 1990s. This phenomenon of decades-old marriages dissolving even has a trendy name: "gray divorce." In a way, the rise of gray divorce isn't surprising. We live longer lives than people of generations past. That's more years to tend to a relationship. Or, as so often happens, to fail to tend to it. Life has a way of handing us other priorities that make it harder to focus on our marriages. As a result, couples grow apart or even become resentful. If this is something you're experiencing, maybe you're wondering what life might be like outside your marriage — and the thought leaves you both nervous and intrigued. There's a lot to consider, so let's talk through some of the things that might be on your mind.