Too Much Drama
Make love, not war. But if you want both, get married.
The divorce rate in America has fallen by 25% from 1980, mainly due to ageing population (the later you marry, the less possibilities to divorce; and less stigma on remaining single).
However, divorce is still common—more than 800,000 marriages were annulled in 2014—and it is often costly and protracted. The average American couple spends $15,000 and 10.7 months on a divorce process, plus the flames that always spark thanks to a legal system that encourages adversarial approach to divorce.
Traditional litigation inherently promotes the idea that the couple’s interests are at odds. In the past years, a punch of entrepreneurs are trying to innovating to find a more collaborative approach to divorce, like the Centre for Out-of-Court Divorce, in Denver, Wevorce, or separate.us.
Read more on that spate of start-ups offering alternatives to traditional divorce in The Economist.