an older couple sitting on a couch facing away from each other - presumably going through a divorce

Mikucki-Enyart Publishes Article on Navigating Gray Divorce


Sylvia Mikucki-Enyart, senior research fellow in the Social and Education Policy Research Program, authored an article on navigating gray divorce, divorce between those 50 years of age and older, for children in their adulthood, published in Psychology Today.

Gray divorce is the fastest growing divorce demographic as increased lifespans and loosening taboos surrounding divorce are empowering the 50-plus age bracket to exit stale marriages. While some argue that gray divorce does not upset adult children, as they are embarking on their own adult journeys, Mikucki-Enyart's research reveals that these children have a difficult time coming to terms with the end of their parents' marriage. In this article, she describes the uncertainty that comes as a consequence of gray divorce and provides tips for managing these doubts.

Read the full article here.