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Divorce rates seem to be affected by different generations

The lifestyle preferences of different generations seem to affect more than the consumer market. The CEO of a fast food establishment revealed slumping sales -- blaming it on the preference of millennials to prepare home-cooked meals. Illinois residents might also be aware that it was only months ago that a Wall Street Journal report indicated that mayonnaise sales had dropped considerably. Some suggest that this also follows changed lifestyles in which natural foods are preferred. Following another recent study, it was reported that millennials are less inclined to divorce.

The National Center for Family and Marriage Research at a university in another state reported that baby boomers -- those who were born between 1946 and 1964 -- had a high divorce rate at ages 55 to 64. However, new studies indicate an 18 percent drop in the divorce rate of millennials -- people born between 1981 and 1996. A professor at another university noted that women of this generation tend to marry after turning 25 years old, and most have bachelor's degrees or some level of higher education before they tie the knot.

The professor also revealed that fewer people get married, and those who commit to marriages are less likely to file for divorce. He says most people have goals to achieve before they get married, and by that time, they are more mature and equipped to make decisions on important matters such as marriage. A happiness index survey of a dating website reportedly shows that couples who get married later have happier marital relationships. Also, most of those who wait longer before getting married only take that critical step after knowing each other for more than six years.

While the lower divorce rate might be the current trend, some Illinois residents might still consider ending their marriages. However, this is also something that requires careful consideration and planning. For that reason, utilizing the services of an experienced divorce attorney might be the most appropriate way to go about it. A lawyer can provide the necessary support and guidance throughout the entire process.

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