April 22, 2016

New study suggests link between ‘age gap’ and chances of divorce

The study said that 20 per cent of divorces involved a large age gap between partners, whilst one in 20 cases involved a wife who was several years older than her husband – the latter a surprising change in statistics over previous reports.

The results highlighted a so-called ‘silver splitter’ trend, which has seen large numbers of longstanding couples file divorce proceedings against their partners before rapidly remarrying younger loves – who often prove to be unsuitable spouses in the long term.

Experts have argued that increased issues are likely to develop between partners with a large age gap – usually involving disagreements and conflicts of interests regarding lifestyles, work commitments and children.

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