Divorce over 50 is becoming an increasingly popular trend. "Gray divorce", as many are now calling it, is strongly linked to retirement and perhaps the discontent that comes with it. Being around your spouse 24/7 might not be as appealing as you might think once you begin to live the reality.
"Some couples might find they don't have quite as much in common as they once thought," Rob Pascal and Dr. Louis H. Primavera write in their book, "The Retirement Maze: What You Should Know Before and After You Retire". People grow apart, and this can be ignored or go unnoticed while both or one spouse is working full time. But once retirement arrives, it can become glaringly obvious that perhaps the couple is no longer as compatible as they once were.