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The millennial divorce rate

On Behalf of | Jun 1, 2021 | Blog, Divorce

Millennials may be proving the notion that getting married later in life and establishing less conventional roles are among the keys to relationship success. According to the latest census, there has been an 18% reduction in divorces among millennials when compared to earlier generation around the same age. This is the first divorce decline in more than 100 years. If you’re a California resident and are considering ending your marriage, here are a few things you should know.

Millennial views on marriage

It’s no secret that millennials don’t always behave the way their parents did. Baby boomers had a higher divorce rate–the highest in US history– and more of them decided to get divorces when they were in their 60s or older. This caused illennials to witness emotional unrest in their homes, and many of them are determined not to repeat this pattern.

Millennial women have started getting married later in life. They observed their mothers going through significant financial hardship after a divorce, so they decided to become much more financially assertive before getting married. Younger women are spending more time in school getting degrees and certifications to be qualified for lucrative careers. Some women even continue their schooling after marriage, which was not as common in boomer marriages.

Due to the job market and social habits, people are spending less time at parties and are having babies in their 30s. This has change the way people view marriage significantly. Still and all, ending a marriage at any age can be an emotional process.