Over the last several decades, Florida women have become more likely than ever before to enter the workforce, and to have successful careers. Because many women are now able to support themselves, they may be in a better position to end their marriages even after they retire.
In Florida and elsewhere, some older Americans are finding themselves dissatisfied with their marriages when they reach their retirement years. Rather than spending the last decades of their lives with someone they’re unhappy with, more Americans are opting for divorce late in life. In 1990, only about 10 percent of divorcing people were 50 or older; now, this age group accounts for about 25 percent of all divorces.