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Why older couples break up

Posted Oct 20 2010 4:27am

Divorce papers Figures from the Office for National Statistics, here in the UK, have revealed that divorce among the over-50s peaked in 2004 at around 25,000-a-year before falling slightly to the current annual rate of 22,000.

And, if you're wondering what reasons older couples give for the demise of their marriages, here you go
28%  Partner was emotionally cold

27%  Lack of commitment to the marriage

25%  Lack of interest in physical relationship

23%  Inability to resolve or manage conflict

23%  Other

14%  Nagging

13%  Met someone else

12%  Abandonment

11%  Alcohol/drug addiction

10%  Nothing to talk about

9%  Difficult relationship with step-children

9%  Not contributing enough financially

8%  Job that made things difficult

8%  Other half spent too much money

5%  Partner flirted with friends or colleagues

5%  Waited for their children to move out before separating

4%  Parents or parents-in-law made things difficult

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