Ending a marriage is often seen as a uniquely personal decision, but could cultural norms be influencing when people make those decisions? Researchers say yes. As summer fades away, the divorce rate tends to go up not just in New York, but also across the country.
Financially competent couples tend to start focusing on their future financial stability early on in their marriages. This typically includes planning for retirement, which often includes at least one 401k account. However, as couples in New York and across the rest of the United States divorce later in life more often, many have serious concerns about their retirement savings.
There often seems to be no shortage of opinions regarding what actually causes couples to end their marriages. However, a recent study claims to have actually pegged down at least one common contributor. Which New York couples have a higher risk of filing for divorce can supposedly be determined by looking at a single factor -- the husband's employment status.
Mary J. Blige's music might be what the singer is best known for, but her voice is not what currently has her making headlines. Blige and her manager, Martin Isaacs, will likely be severing their long-standing professional relationship. The couple is also heading for a divorce.