What is going on with people between 40 and 45 years of age? Why are they so trigger happy when it comes to filing for divorce? Both in the United States and in the United Kingdom, it appears that this age group is the most divorce prone of all other age groups surveyed. And it doesn’t seem to matter what the length of the marriage is.
People in this group perhaps are less inclined to put up with nonsense than younger and older counterparts. At this age, they are better in touch with who they are and the parameters they need in a relationship. They are also young enough to start over if things are just not working out with their current relationship and that may be a big part of it. They are still young enough but in just, maybe, five more years, they could feel it is too late to start over. So they bolt because it is their very last chance to get it right with someone else. This could be a part of the reasoning.
Or it could be the dreaded old midlife crisis that hits around that age with the hormones and the libido and the falling energy levels and the “I don’t give a damn because nothing means anything” malaise that can just take over people’s psyches at that age. Who knows?
The fact remains that between 40 and 45 years of age, divorce risk and rates are at their highest.