Researchers with the Pew Research Center note that those 50 years of age or older are getting divorced at double the rate now than what they were in the 1990s. While many would argue that this increase in divorce rates among seniors has to do with the fact that these individuals are living longer than previous generations, this isn't the only explanation for this increase.
Many analysts suggest that the uptick in gray divorce may have something to do with their shift in perspective about divorce. While unhappy spouses may have simply stuck out a marriage that had run its course, they're not as willing to do that as they once were. Over 48 percent of Americans get remarried. When individuals remarry for a second time, their marriages aren't lasting as long as their first one did.