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It is a rare relationship, of any length, that could face these factors and continue on.
Fortunately, the overwhelming majority of marriages are not presented with such mega challenges.
Lack of communication and loss of trust are also issues that can seriously push a marriage toward divorce.
Still, plenty of breakups occur after a relationship of many years. Half a century ago, an unhappy couple in their mid-60s might have stayed together because they thought it wasn't worth divorcing if they had only a few years left to live.
Although some people are able to negotiate the inevitable bumps in the road, for others those bumps turn into a sinkhole — something that they cannot seem to climb out of. Now, 65-year-olds can easily envision at least 20 more active years — and they don't want them to be loveless, or full of frustration or disappointment.
Sadly, and often with great affection for each other, the couple say "enough." And, yes, couples are saying that more often these days. And then, of course, we're now looking at the aging of the boomers.
They're different from the 50-year-olds who lived before them.