Mention the Sixties to many people and, regardless of whether they were alive or not, their minds conjure up images of England winning the World Cup, man landing on the moon, psychedelia and 'free love'.
Those born in the baby boom period after the Second World War are recognised as one of the wealthiest generations in the UK due to comparative high incomes/low house prices. Typically, they have benefited from joint assets, such as property, savings, etc. So, why are so many deciding to divorce after achieving such success in family and wealth?
Friday is D-Day; the day where most marriages hit the rocks and the process of salvaging the wreckage begins. One of the most profitable times of year for solicitor firms specialising in divorce is also one of the most lucrative for a range of firms that make their money from separation..
This growth in so-called 'silver splits' continued a gradual increase which has become evident over the last decade. It has, in part, been fuelled by couples choosing to marry later than had been the case in previous generations.
I recently reached out to our Sixty and Me community and asked them, "If you could travel back in time and give one piece of advice to your 18 year old self, what would it be?"...
It transpires that the middle-aged - women between 55 and 59 and men over 60 - show the greatest rate of increase of marriage for any demographic group. In a way, we should not be surprised at the level of relationship tectonics experienced by people over the age of 50.