A new study shows divorce rates are at their lowest rates since Jimmy Carter was in the Oval Office.
And despite widespread public sentiment and a more “modern” approach to long term relationships, marriage rates have actually risen over the past few years.
There are a number of theories that could explain this trend, but perhaps this represents a paradigm shift in how the younger generations (ages 20-35) view long term relationships? Co-habitation before marriage is far more accepted than it was 30 and 40 years ago. Perhaps more couples are living together before getting married? Or perhaps more couples are choosing to be together but never get married (which would mean they could never get divorced and count in the divorce rates)?
An interesting social trend…wondering how our rates compare to the more “socially progressive” countries across the world and how these trends shape cultural identities.