DIVORCE ‘SOURING’ FOR BABY BOOMERS
Known as the "silver splitters", or grey divorcees, these are the ‘baby boomers’ of the post-war era, that despite years of happiness together are now looking to divorce.
Divorce rates show that the rate of separation between couples in their 50s and 60s continues to rise, by over a third in a decade, despite other age separations on the decline.
That is what is worrying Relate, which has produced data showing that people born in the post-war bubble between 1946 and 1964 will be the first generation for whom living alone in old age may be the norm, with all the troubling related issues of caring, loneliness and financial security.
Older couples will often spend a disproportionate amount of time arguing over something of sentimental rather than real value. "A collaborative agreement is almost always best in these cases" says representative from Vines Legal.
Relate has launched an online relationship-checker to help. A key issue is that fractured families can result in less support for older people.
Its research found that those who are married or living as a couple were more likely to be satisfied with life (82%) than those who are single, widowed, divorced or separated (71%).
If you are looking for support and guidance to depart your unhappy marriage, call the friendly team at Vines Legal on 01246 555 610.
By Claire Clark on 25 Jul 2013, 14:30 PM