Statistics are changing….financial stress is hitting the gray headed…and divorce too.
25% of U.S. divorces are couples over age 50. It’s becoming such an epidemic that they’ve given it a name. Gray divorce.
Since when did being gray mean you were more at risk for divorce?? What happened to the 7 year itch? When did the statistics change leaving those married 20+ years more at risk than the newly wed for divorce???
Maybe this has a lot to do with the growing debt that the Average American is carrying. Or the HUGE student loan debts that people are leaving college with….taking decades to get paid off.
Bottom line – money stress is still the #1 reasons for divorce – with a whopping 57% of the couples citing it as the the primary reason for their divorce.
It’s real. It can happen to you. It’s never too late. And it’s never too early. If you find yourself struggling – you are not alone. May you sense wisdom and direction right now about where to start. Join a Financial Peace University class in your area. Contact a financial coach. Phone a friend. But do something now.
Your marriage is a gift from God. It is worth fighting for!