The divorce rate in Florida and around the country has hovered around 50% for several decades, but the number of divorces involving married couples over the age of 50 has risen sharply and continues to rise. Only one in 10 divorces involved an older couple in 1990, but that percentage has since dramatically risen. This trend is worrying experts because the consequences of what are known as gray divorces can be severe. Older people who divorce often struggle financially, and many of them also develop psychological or health issues.
How many times this month has the idea of divorcing your spouse crossed your mind? If you consider divorce more and more frequently, it may be time for you to weigh your options seriously and make a decision one way or the other. Whether to end your marriage is not a choice to make casually or quickly, but there may be negative consequences if you live with indecision for too long.