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UNHAPPILY-MARRIED AGING BABY BOOMERS
It's not a news flash to report that countless Baby Boomers are in unhappy, unfulfilling marriages.
It is informative, though, to report the main factors that induce boomers to remain married ... unhappily ever after.
Standard Justifications: Children still live at home, financial concerns, religious beliefs, wedding vows are sacred, et al.
A Prevalent Excuse: Aging boomers are too set in our ways to disrupt familiar lifestyles. Long-time couples stay married to avoid the difficult adjustments that follow breakups. In other words, inertia has set in.
A Deep-Seated and Often Unacknowledged Reason: The fear of being alone.
The Paradox: Baby Boomers (and others) who are convinced that being in relationships is preferable to being alone, complain they feel alone and lonely in those relationships.
Boomers Think Forever Is Too Long ...
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