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GREY DIVORCE UNSETTLES AGING BABY BOOMERS
Like it or not, the term 'grey divorce' (aka 'silver divorce') has made its way into contemporary jargon to symbolize Baby Boomers' sky-high divorce rates.
Plentiful theories assign plentiful reasons for boomers' plentiful divorces. A primary one suggests longevity plays a major role in marriage breakups.
Boomers are living longer than previous generations. This positive statistic is juxtaposed with the budding sense of personal mortality. Time is a dwindling commodity. Divorce is a reaction to the irresistible pressure to maximize whatever time is left, free from the constraints of marriage.
This blunt statement is one Baby Boomer's rationale.
"My 70th birthday was the expiration date on a long, oppressive marriage. I redeemed the imaginary 'get out of jail card' and divorced so I can live in peace for however many years remain for me."
Is this an acceptable rationale or self-indulgent excuse or ... ?
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