People who are 50 years old and older are divorcing at a higher rate than they did in the past. It is commonly assumed that older couples who are married will continue life in that manner, but some seniors are realizing that they don't have to continue in a marriage that isn't working.
There are many reasons for this, but many are attributing it to the fact that people tend to live longer now. Others are pointing to "empty nest syndrome" that occurs when the children have all moved out of the home. Boredom, lack of common interests, financial freedom and other points can also come into the picture. If you are facing a grey divorce, you need to ensure that you are taking steps to protect yourself.