If you talk to someone who’s not a millennial, then they’re likely able to provide you with a laundry list of ways that individuals of that generation are changing the way things are done for the worse. They may be surprised to learn, though, that the one thing that they seem to be doing right is not getting divorced at the same rates that previous generations have.
A recently published University of Maryland study shows that between 2008 and 2016, the United States as a whole experienced an 18 percent reduction in its divorce rate.
Researchers noted that they believe this has a lot to do with shifts in societal and cultural norms that millennials subscribe to. They note that data shows that this population is getting married later in life than previous generations. They think that they’re doing this because they’re less financially stable than their parents were when they were the same age.
Many millennials have also watched the struggles their parents and others around them have gone through or decided to cohabitate and start families without being married. By seeing how these relationships have unfolded, many have developed a newfound sense of what love is and what they’re looking for in a mate.
For those who ultimately do marry, they often do so because they realize how short life is. They do so with an understanding that marriage isn’t easy, but instead, takes work on both spouses’ parts.
Some partners put in a valiant effort to preserve their marriages but are unable to save them. It’s not uncommon for spouses who invest a lot of effort into saving their marriages to end up emotionally, psychologically and economically drained as the end draws near. It’s when you’re at this most vulnerable state that you may benefit from having a Kissimmee divorce attorney on your side to help you achieve your family law legal goals.