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Millennials Are Causing the U.S. Divorce Rate to Plummet

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posted on Sep, 25 2018 @ 02:21 PM
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a reply to: Pimpintology

Better to not be married than marry and divorce. The big thing would be whether or not they're having kids out of wedlock.




posted on Sep, 25 2018 @ 02:23 PM
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Few marriages due to wanting to hump every girl/guy as much as possible before settling down.



posted on Sep, 25 2018 @ 02:34 PM
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originally posted by: luciferslight
Few marriages due to wanting to hump every girl/guy as much as possible before settling down.



What's the oldest profession in the world?

I don't think that is a new trend.



posted on Sep, 25 2018 @ 04:22 PM
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Millennials Are Causing the U.S. Divorce Rate to Plummet

Pretty hard to get married when they're living in momma's basement.



posted on Sep, 25 2018 @ 04:30 PM
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Odd claim to make. Being 34 with a good spread of friends younger and older than myself, divorce almost seems trendy, regardless of generation.

Among my friends, I was one of the youngest to marry (just prior to my 22nd birthday) and have been married for over 12 years. My husband and have been together for 14 total.
As far as marriages in my circle o' friends go, mine is one of the longest lasting. The only ones longer are a couple of folks in their 40's. Many waited until their 30's to marry, and those still married have been married for about a decade or less at present. Quite a few others have thrown in the towel, and many of them not for the first time.

Considering the divorce rates of older generations, they might have a hand in the Disposable Spouses trend. The grandparents and parents can't be bothered to continue to commit, so why should the kids? Frankly, among my own family, my grandmother was divorced 3 times, my mother twice, my father twice. One previous spouse, IMO, can be explained through poor choices and still needed to grow as a person, but multiple? I think that signifies a deeply entrenched cultural aspect spanning multiple generations, and it's not something religion can fix.



posted on Sep, 25 2018 @ 04:31 PM
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originally posted by: Spider879
Millennials Are Causing the U.S. Divorce Rate to Plummet


Hey the kids are alright!! We may even learnt a lil sumsum, of what not to do if this trend holds.

Americans under the age of 45 have found a novel way to rebel against their elders: They’re staying married.

New data show younger couples are approaching relationships very differently from baby boomers, who married young, divorced, remarried and so on. Generation X and especially millennials are being pickier about who they marry, tying the knot at older ages when education, careers and finances are on track.

www.bloombergquint.com...=From%20%251%24s&share=https%3A%2 F%2Fwww.bloombergquint.com

This is a good thing, they are spending smart , vacationing smart, and living smart..I truly wished them well, maybe they can teach GenX and even baby boomers a thing or two..love em...



Gen X tended to marry much later (no choice) have fewer kids (financial reasons) get better educations, etc...
Probably learned from the free-wheelin baby boomers, too.



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posted on Sep, 25 2018 @ 04:32 PM
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a reply to: Spider879

Give em time. They haven't been married long. They're the main ones that think marriage is just the next step to a relationship and don't realize how serious it is. They also think things aren't official until they're "facebook official."



posted on Sep, 25 2018 @ 04:48 PM
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originally posted by: luciferslight
Few marriages due to wanting to hump every girl/guy as much as possible before settling down.


Lots and lots of “humpiing”, until we were blessed w/ the HIV and AIDS.



posted on Sep, 25 2018 @ 05:08 PM
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Me and the wife tied the knot EIGHT years ago.

I'm still swinging on the branch....



posted on Sep, 25 2018 @ 07:12 PM
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a reply to: Athetos

im generation X
married a millennial


#crushingit



posted on Sep, 25 2018 @ 10:53 PM
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Older Gen X, never married or had kids, nor wanted them. but I've always been open to finding that special one, he just never showed up (yet). It's all good.
I am around a lot of millennials and don't see them marrying in general.. probably less than 1%. Cheers to all the married folks regardless of age who keep it together happily! (and all of us singles too!
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posted on Sep, 26 2018 @ 01:41 AM
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originally posted by: Spider879
Millennials Are Causing the U.S. Divorce Rate to Plummet


Hey the kids are alright!! We may even learnt a lil sumsum, of what not to do if this trend holds.

Americans under the age of 45 have found a novel way to rebel against their elders: They’re staying married.

New data show younger couples are approaching relationships very differently from baby boomers, who married young, divorced, remarried and so on. Generation X and especially millennials are being pickier about who they marry, tying the knot at older ages when education, careers and finances are on track. The result is a U.S. divorce rate that dropped 18 percent from 2008 to 2016, according to an analysis by University of Maryland sociology professor Philip Cohen.

Demographers already knew the divorce rate was falling, even if the average American didn’t. Their question, however, was why? And what do current trends mean for the marital prospects of today’s newlyweds?

One theory is that divorce rates are falling largely because of other demographic changes—especially an aging population. Older people are less likely to get divorced, so maybe mellowing boomers were enough to explain the trend. Cohen’s analysis of U.S. Census Bureau survey data, however, suggests something more fundamental is at work. Even when he controls for factors such as age, the divorce rate over the same period still dropped 8 percent.
www.bloombergquint.com...=From%20%251%24s&share=https%3A%2 F%2Fwww.bloombergquint.com

This is a good thing, they are spending smart , vacationing smart, and living smart..I truly wished them well, maybe they can teach GenX and even baby boomers a thing or two..love em...

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LOL, give em time.




posted on Sep, 26 2018 @ 02:54 AM
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a reply to: Spider879

Because they are not getting married,the average millenium has 3 kids by different woman,funded by the taxpayers,as they don't care



posted on Sep, 26 2018 @ 07:14 AM
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originally posted by: Oldtimer2
a reply to: Spider879

Because they are not getting married,the average millenium has 3 kids by different woman,funded by the taxpayers,as they don't care


Gotta source?
Doubt it.

I don't know too many millinials with kids.

So if the average had 3, but plenty have none, that would mean the ones who do have kids have 6+ all with different women.



posted on Sep, 26 2018 @ 07:31 AM
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originally posted by: Oaktree

originally posted by: luciferslight
Few marriages due to wanting to hump every girl/guy as much as possible before settling down.


Lots and lots of “humpiing”, until we were blessed w/ the HIV and AIDS.


Maybe he's never seen any of the Friday the 13th's.



posted on Sep, 26 2018 @ 07:38 AM
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originally posted by: Oldtimer2
a reply to: Spider879

Because they are not getting married,the average millenium has 3 kids by different woman,funded by the taxpayers,as they don't care


Another great point. And lots of women also have kids from different men. My wife has several girls on her facebook friends list that have AT LEAST 3 kids with different dads. One just had her 5th kid and all 5 have different dads. She's never been married.



posted on Sep, 26 2018 @ 07:39 AM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker

originally posted by: Oldtimer2
a reply to: Spider879

Because they are not getting married,the average millenium has 3 kids by different woman,funded by the taxpayers,as they don't care


Gotta source?
Doubt it.

I don't know too many millinials with kids.

So if the average had 3, but plenty have none, that would mean the ones who do have kids have 6+ all with different women.


Maybe they're not in their kid's life. I've seen a ton of scenarios like that.



posted on Sep, 26 2018 @ 08:22 AM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker
I don't know too many millinials with kids.


He said 'milleniums', but I don't know any misspelled thousand years that have any kids either.




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posted on Sep, 26 2018 @ 08:46 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: CriticalStinker
I don't know too many millinials with kids.


He said 'milleniums', but I don't know and misspelled thousand years that have any kids either.


When you say it like that, I imagine him on his porch telling the damn milleniums to get off his lawn.



posted on Sep, 26 2018 @ 08:46 AM
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Practically no millinials are married where I work. Getting married today is for the rich.



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