Millennials: The reason divorce rates are dropping

Posted at 5:40 PM, Sep 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-26 17:47:01-04

The national divorce rate is dropping according to a study done by a professor at the University of Maryland. The reason? Millennials. 

“They are definitely getting married a little bit later, than the 70s 80s and even the 90s," marriage therapist and professor of family therapy at Medaille College, Rene Jones, says. “And they do have a sense of, ‘Hey this is who I am, this is how I want to be in the world and I want to share that with you,' as opposed to 'I need to be with you all the time and my identity is with you.’"

The study says millennials are driving the country's divorce rate down by 18%. The oldest millennials will be turning 37 this year. 

“To me it’s about maturity level, you’ve experienced life a little more, you’re not right out of school, you’re getting your lives together before they get married versus after which may cause issues," Mia Salvaggio says, owner of the Wedding Agent in Kenmore. “I did notice an increase in ages where people are married the first time... I believe they are in their 30s more than they ever have been before.” 

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