Millennials Approach Marriage, Divorce Differently from Prior Generations
There have been numerous studies on Millennials and their approach to marriage and relationships. According to the Pew Research Center, only about 26 percent of Millennials are married, and they tend to wait until their late 20s or 30s to do so.
It seems that Millennials take a more practical approach to both marriage and divorce. Although many are delaying marriage, it does not necessarily mean it is less important to them than prior generations. The difference seems to be that they avoid rushing into a commitment as important as marriage, likely as a response to their parents’ generation, the Baby Boomers, which had the largest divorce rates in American history.
Divorce without stigma
Another significant difference between Millennials and their parents is that if members of the younger generation decide their marriage is not working, they will not stay in it as long as their parents did. This is possibly because Millennials do not see the same stigma attached to divorce as previous generations did.
Perhaps reflecting the practicality Millennials practice in their marriages and divorces, prenuptial agreements have become more common for younger couples. Their use, however, is likened more to that of an estate planning tool than an ultimatum. Millennials look at prenups as part of planning a marriage and a way to communicate how things will proceed if the relationship ends.
Millennial divorces tend to be simpler and more practical, according to divorce attorneys, but they still can take the same emotional toll that divorces had for previous generations. Younger couples are simply going into their marriages more prepared to take on the commitment than previous generations.
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