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.
It is sometimes mystifying where ideas for new movies and TV shows originate. In some situations, plots are devised out of whole cloth; fictions that a writer hopes viewers will want to see. In other cases, the creators rely on events in their own lives. Such is the case with a new HBO series called "Crashing." The show stars 37-year-old stand-up comedian Pete Holmes, who is hoping to interest audiences in a plot line that revolves loosely around his real-life divorce that happened in his late twenties.
Most people do not put a lot of time into composing their tweets or their Facebook posts. Social media is used mainly to stay in touch with friends and family about where you're going in Butler County or what you're doing. The posts are typically not meant to be profound or life-changing.
Many Butler County residents have obtained their college educations about a three-hour drive north of here at Bowling Green State University. The renowned school is home to the National Center for Family & Marriage Research, where a recently released study shows that the divorce rate is falling in the U.S.
You have probably seen commercials for the Cancer Treatment Centers of America on one of the TV stations broadcasting in Butler County. The five-hospital chain is at the center of a property division and spousal support dispute that lingers even after its founder, Robert Stephenson, and his former wife, Alicia, divorced earlier this year.
The question is at the heart of a recent column by financial adviser Jeffery Landers. The Forbes contributor has advice for women who are pondering divorce and make more money or have a higher net worth than the men they are married to.
The decision to divorce is rarely an easy one. For most people, divorce means the end of a relationship they once thought would last forever.
Conventional wisdom tells us that half of all marriages end in divorce. Actual statistics are not as clear, however. Some research indicates that the chances of divorce are significantly lower than 50-50, especially among people with college educations.
So many things can be simplified. From recipes to math and from finances to clutter around the house, simplification can often make matters easier to deal with and life more pleasant. Even divorce can be simplified.
It's not a word used much in poetry or song. "Equitable" isn't a word found in epitaphs or love letters, but it is nevertheless a powerful word that describes an important component of Ohio divorce law.