Sunday August 13, 2017

'Til grey do us part: the dramatic rise of grey divorce

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It could be the slogan of a generation: 'Til grey do us part.

Divorce among people over fifty — and much older — is on a dramatic increase.

In fact, it's the only demographic where that's true.

Marriages of many decades are imploding, exploding, and plain old fizzling out.

And women — for better, for worse, and everything in between — are more often taking the lead in making it happen.

Ashley Walters's feature documentary is called "The High Dive." 

When we began work on this piece, we put out a call for grey divorce stories and received many more than we could include in the documentary. You can read some of those stories in this special online feature

Click the button above to hear the documentary.