The Most Common Reasons People Get Divorced After Long-Term Marriages
In the United States, we’ve seen a rise in “gray divorce” in recent years. These are divorces between couples who are retirement age or beyond. But what exactly is it that is causing these long-term marriages to come to an end?
The following are a few of the most common factors that result in divorces for people who have been married for many years.
- Empty nest: Many people hold their marriages together while they still have children in the home, but once those children become adults and move out, they no longer have the motivation to stay together. This makes it an easier decision for them to divorce and end a relationship in which they may not have been happy for many years.
- Too much time together: When a couple retires after decades spent raising children and being busy in a career, it can be a difficult adjustment to spend so much of their time around each other. Those who are not prepared may find that this is a difficult transition to make.
- Infidelity: Infidelity is an issue for couples of all ages, but is especially a problem in long-term relationships in which intimacy becomes stale or is lacking entirely. This may lead to one spouse going outside the marriage to find the excitement he or she feels has been missing.
- Less stigma: There is nowhere near the same level of stigma surrounding divorce these days as there was in the past. As such, couples who are older no longer feel like they need to be trapped in a relationship that is not making them happy.
These are just a few of the most common reasons people get divorced from their long-term spouses. If you could use the assistance of an experienced divorce attorney, contact Bryan L. Salamone & Associates today.