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Whether you like the term or not, gray divorce is real and the rate for midlife divorces in the U.S. is increasing. Most of the time, the kids are adults or in college so the absence of parenting issues can make the divorce easier. Conversely, there may be more assets that need to be divided and this makes these divorces more complex. What is clear, is that midlife splits are not easy or straight-forward and men and women experience these divorces very differently.
Listen in to discover what drives these divorces, the social penatly that men often pay and the financial challenges women have to overcome.
Joining Mandy for this episode Jocelyn Elise Crowley, Ph. D, professor of public policy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Crowley's most recent book is, Gray Divorce: What we Lose and Gain From Mid-Life Splits.
You can find a synopsis of the show at Mandy's blog, Since My Divorce