What is grey divorce? Is it just another term for “trophy wife” syndrome?
Grey divorce refers to couples above age 50 who choose to divorce. Sometimes it does involve the stereotypical “trophy wife” scenario.
More and more though, grey divorce takes place in a situation where one or both partners have raised the kids, been going through therapy and have learned that their identity and their happiness as people may not be met by staying with their spouse now that the kids are grown.
Divorce rates by age are steady or falling over last few years. EXCEPT among people above age 50.