But we’re not the ones ending marriages at shocking rates. Divorce practically went viral in the ’70s and ’80s, but hit a 40-year low in 2017. We look at marriage differently — we're not just doing it later or not at all, but because we see it as an option, we’re being more selective about who we marry, as noted by both researchers and internet anthropologists:
Boomers: Millennials make jokes about being SNOWFLAKES who can't FUNCTION in this HELLSCAPE WE LEFT FOR THEM— Elle Maruska (they/them) (@ellle_em) December 18, 2018
Also Boomers: so last night I was talkin' to the old BALL AND CHAIN and she said "fine" but WE ALL KNOW "fine" don't mean "fine" when the WIFE says it amirite? Women!!
Prenups for Debt
"One of the most interesting stories that we hear about on the couple's finance side is when couples break up, the woman or the man may find out that their partner has taken out a loan in their name, or the partner could have taken out the loan in their own name," says Shekar. "But because of the way marriage law works, you still own half of that debt, right? So one of the ways that a prenup can really protect you is to make sure to say any debt that we take out on our own is our debt alone. Any debt we take out together, i.e. we've both co-signed the loan, we own together. So it creates a little bit of guaranteed transparency in that process."