Midlife Divorce – 714 Words
Our parents, grandparents and great grandparents were far less inclined to get divorced as today’s young couples. The many reasons for this reluctance were that women were not as well educated, did not have a job, their family role was that of maintaining the household, whereas the husband was the breadwinner. There was also the religious issues which was very strong for some people. Just the plain stigma of being divorced was enough to keep couples married, no matter difficult life was at the time.
Married norms have changed dramatically over the last 15 years or more. As a result of the role changes within the household, midlifers are now the instigators of the sharp rise in divorce. The factors that held marriages together years ago have lost a lot of value in today’s world. There are good and bad reasons for it.