For decades it has been stated that the divorce rate is decreasing and has been since the 1970s. It was also assumed that younger couples divorced, but that older couples were more likely to stay together. However, new evidence is revealing that what we have thought all this time is actually not entirely accurate.
Boston readers might be shocked to learn that according to new research, the divorce rate has actually increased instead of decreased. Two researchers have discovered that the rate has increased significantly. The researchers have known for awhile that divorce statistics aren't completely accurate for several reasons. However, since 2008 the U.S. Census has been asking questions regarding divorce on its annual American Community Survey. According to census data, it seems that divorces for married couples over the age of 35 has been rising.