According to a national research organization, couples over 50 years old are deciding to end their marriages more than ever before. For these so-called baby boomers, the divorce rate in the past 25 years has doubled. On the other hand, the rate for those aged 25 to 39 has decreased 21 percent. Researchers are uncertain about the reason for these Texas divorce and national divorce trends.
Some analysts suggest that since many baby boomers have divorced before, it is more likely that they will repeat the pattern when they are older. In addition, research shows that a third of the divorces for those over 50 involve couples that were married over 30 years. The trend has created a need for a variety of new products and services for this demographic.