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You’ve probably heard talk about how the millennial generation isn’t so quick to marry. Maybe you’ve noticed the trend in your friends, your children, or maybe in your own life.
Ever thought about what kind of impact this trend is having on divorce?
In a recent study, Professor Phillip Cohen of Maryland University found that the U.S. divorce rate has gone down by 18 percent from 2008 to 2016. Yes– you heard that right: 18 percent!
There are a few theories behind the trend, some of which are outlined in the Huffington Post Article, “You Can Thank Millennials For The Declining Divorce Rate, Study Says. Reasons for delaying marriage (or not getting married at all) range from practical/economic reasons to more personal reasons, like wanting to find the right partner before tying the knot. In the article, Wellspace therapists weigh in on the topic with their inside scoop as to why some of their millennial clients delay marriage.
Want more insider scoop on millennial therapy? Check out this article on the 6 relationship problems millennials bring up most in therapy.
Want to know more about how to improve your relationship with a partner? Learn about nonviolent communication or read up on how to find that delicate balance of independence vs togetherness.