Are Millennials the Reason Why Divorce Rates are Declining?
Although it seems as though we are always reading about divorce cases in the tabloids involving well-known actors and actresses, according to Time Magazine, the divorce rate seems to have dropped, and we may be able to thank millennials for that. Apparently, millennials, “are approaching relationships very differently from baby boomers, who married young, divorced, remarried, and so on.” The source highlighted that the divorce rate has dropped by 18% from 2008 to 2016 and have listed a few reasons why this decline in rate has occurred.
For starters, Time Magazine says that millennials are being given the credit for a lower divorce rate simply because they are “being pickier about who they marry [and are] tying the knot at older ages when education, careers, and finances are on track.” According to an analysis done by a University of Maryland sociology professor, Philip Cohen, “the married population is getting older and more highly educated.” In today’s day and age, “fewer people are getting married, and those who are, are the sort of people who are least likely to get divorced.”
As for the population is who less well-off and less educated, they are choosing to not get married at all. While many of the couples who fall into this category are living together with their significant other and may even have children together, they aren’t tying the knot. Therefore, with fewer people getting married and the millennial population being wiser about marriage, we may continue to see a decline in the divorce rates. However, just because there are fewer people filing for divorce doesn’t mean we are becoming a more stable society. It simply means fewer people are eloping but are still unofficially committing to one another as though they were married.
There are still couples out there who are going through their disputes but won’t have to follow the legal process to escape from the relationship which may be easier and less expensive. But, for the couples that have chosen to marry and are looking to put an end to their relationship, filing for divorce doesn’t have to be as difficult as many make it out to be. If you and your spouse are able to come to terms that it is time to go your separate ways, you may be able to get your paperwork filed and processed quickly as opposed to having the case drag on for months.
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