Millennials are reshaping communications, politics, arts, the way we shop, stay fit, raise children and much more. They are also reshaping divorce by waiting longer to get married, and by living together before taking wedding vows, experts say. The combination of the two, among other factors, is helping drive the divorce rate for first marriages lower.
There's sometimes a very negative perception of divorce when it relates to children. Although we can agree that divorce can be more challenging when children are involved, it doesn't mean that parents cannot find healthy and meaningful ways of interacting with their children during the process. When parents take a proactive approach and keep communication lines open with their children, children can thrive despite the split.
For every rule, it seems, there is an exception. So it is with divorce rates. For most age groups, divorce rates have dropped or flattened in recent years, with the exception of people age 50 and above.