The divorce rate in the U.S. has steadily fallen over the past two decades, with the latest statistic putting 2.5 per 1,000 marriages ending in divorce or annulment. But while overall rates are dropping, people over 50 have actually seen a rise in divorces.
Dubbed “gray divorce,” data from Pew Research Center show that people who are 50 and up are ending their marriages at more than double the rate they did in the 1990s. Heather Evans is one of them. “I started a divorce at 57,” she says.