Silver Splitters – divorce rates are soaring among boomers.

Good article today in The Guardian noting an important trend.

Divorcing baby boomers seize the moment to go it alone

Not so much a seven-year itch as a 27- or 37-year one, the number of over-60s divorcing has risen by over a third in a decade. People born in the postwar bubble between 1946 and 1964 will be the first generation for whom living alone in old age may be the norm, with all the troubling related issues of caring, loneliness and financial security. The number of over-60s getting divorced is rising each year, with a record 15,275 in 2011. This compares with 13,554 the year before and 10,273 a decade ago. With one in five older people lacking the confidence to form new friendships and relationships, we might be looking at a future in which 4 million people could be facing loneliness and isolation.”

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s