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What’s causing the millennial divorce phenomenon?

On Behalf of | Jun 21, 2021 | Divorce

Statistics have revealed that millennials in Texas and around the country are getting divorced at an alarming rate. While there are many reasons why this is happening, the idea to live together without making a serious commitment to marriage is clearly among the top ones.

What is the link between cohabiting and divorce?

According to a Vice report, the total number of cohabiting couple families has increased by 25.8% between 2008 and 2018. The issue is so serious that there’s a term for it: “millennial divorce.”

Today, it’s common for millennials to move in together without a clear relationship plan. In many cases, cohabiting partners end up getting married at some point, something that they may not have done if they hadn’t been living together. In such a situation, it’s highly likely for one or both partners to experience a lower degree of marital satisfaction, which may lead to divorce.

What’s the solution?

No couple enjoys the process of dealing with the process and consequences of divorce. The first obvious way is to have that serious marriage talk before living together with your partner. Assess as many factors as possible before taking the plunge, including your level of compatibility, goals and plans. On top of that, it always helps to have honest and meaningful communication regarding your life together as a couple every so often. The key is to bring up all those uncomfortable marriage questions and feelings often, and provide answers to them.

If the millennial divorce trend is to be broken, this is the time to tackle the main reasons why the issue is here in the first place. Of course, if you find yourself in a divorce situation, it’s not the end of the world. An experienced family law attorney can assist you navigate the legal issues and turn over a new leaf quickly.