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4 Seniors: Divorce rates climb for over-50 group


Are you facing marital stress as you enter your senior years?

Divorce rates are declining across the country except for one group, those age 50 or older.

For this active 52-year-old woman, divorce came after a 27-year marriage with three children.

Debbie Jenkins blames their problems, in part, on the recession.

Her husband had to move to find work and their “commuter marriage” didn’t last.

The Census Bureau finds one in four people getting a divorce these days are age 50 and up.

Other than financial stress, reasons cited for divorce include women being more financially independent and less social pressure to stay married.

For many divorcees they say meeting new people after their marital split isn’t difficult thanks to online dating and meet up groups designed for baby boomers.