Alternatives to divorce for older couples

In recent years, there has been a 28% fall in the number of divorces. However, older couples appear to be bucking the trend with the number of men divorcing aged 65 and over increasing by 23% and women of the same age up by 38%. Dealing with a divorce in your younger years is hard enough, but doing it at 70, or even older, can be devastating. Particularly if the person you are divorcing or who is divorcing you is your carer or principal support.