How are millennials affecting the divorce rate?

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Millennials get a lot of blame for a lot of things in society these days. Contrary to popular belief, though, not every effect of this generation is negative. Time notes that millennials are having a positive effect on the divorce rate. Essentially, you will see far fewer divorces between couples in this generation in Minnesota than you have in previous generations.

There are various reasons why the divorce rate is going down that tie it in with the millennials. To begin with, they tend to be more careful when getting married. They are doing it at an older age than prior generations. They take time to ensure marriage is the ideal answer for their relationships.

Since they are waiting longer to marry, many couples start out on better footing than couples in the past. They both have careers with their finances in good places before they get married, so that lessens the struggles that couples who marry younger tend to go through in the first years of marriage.

There is also an increase in cohabitation instead of marriage. Couples who are lower-income tend to avoid marriage and simply live together and raise children together. If they never marry, then they can never divorce, which helps rates substantially.

On the other end of the spectrum, baby boomers are continuing to divorce at high rates and well into their senior years. The drop in divorces would be very obvious and clear if that generation was not filling divorce courts. This information is for education and is not legal advice.