For people of all ages, divorce can be one of life's most stressful events, and this can lead to health problems. Older adults, who are divorcing at twice the rate they did in 1990, should be particularly mindful since these health problems can worsen conditions associated with age such as high blood pressure.
Virginia readers may have heard that gray divorce is on the rise. In fact, the divorce rates for couples ages 50 and above has doubled since 1990, while the rate for those ages 65 and above has tripled. Meanwhile, the divorce rates for all other age groups have been declining.
Each school year brings its own set of challenges to Virginia children and their parents. However, kids with divorced parents sometimes face extra stresses. In order to ensure the new school year goes as smoothly as possible, parents may want to create a plan for their child's success.