As the Baby Boom generation is slowly getting older, American perspectives have changed. The Baby Boomers have been setting trends and expectations for the country since the boom first started and the generation's foray into gray divorce, or divorce over the age of 50, has been instrumental in redefining what it means to be a divorcé(e).
When many people in Richmond think about divorce, they think of younger couples, couples that haven't been married but five years, but there are an increasing number of Baby Boomers who are getting divorces. The longer a couple has been married, the less likely they are to get divorced, but a new study has found that the number of people 50 years or older who are getting divorced has doubled between 1990 and 2010. It is also noteworthy that during that 20-year period that the divorce rate has declined slightly. While it is true that the number of people who are older than 50 increased during the time, there were still 400,000 more gray divorces in 2010 than in 1990.