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Baby Boomer Divorce: What Accounts For The Rise?

30 Year Itch Why Boomers Are Divorcing

First Posted: 06/23/11 05:16 PM ET Updated: 09/19/11 05:03 PM ET

foxbusiness.com:

Whatever happened to "til death do us part"?

My wife and I will celebrate our 37th wedding anniversary this month and we are still best friends. But that isn't the norm nowadays.

A few weeks ago we learned friends of ours who had been married for 32 years were heading to divorce court; he was having an affair with his secretary and his wife had no idea.

The divorce rate among boomers has jumped recently and that number is only expected to climb. Statistics from the National Center for Family & Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University show that despite the overall divorce rate in the U.S. dropping over the last 20 years, the divorce rate among people age 50 and over has doubled.

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