Official statistics show there are now more pensioners then young adults living the single lifestyle.
As a family lawyer, my clients come from a variety of backgrounds and it's not just "young" people who are getting divorced, but often people about to face or in their retirement years where their children have now flown the nest.
It would seem that unless couples work together to develop their relationship as life changes over the years they, sadly, can end up growing apart.
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