Pennsylvania residents who have gone through a divorce know just how stressful it can be. One of the things that can add to the stress of divorce is deciding what to do with the marital home. Some options that are often looked at include selling it and dividing the proceeds, buying one spouse out, or keeping the home and renting it out.
Divorce is one of the most difficult experiences a person will ever go through. According to the American Institute of Stress (AIS), the Holmes-Rahe Life Stress Inventory rates divorce as second only to the death of a spouse. On this well-known scale, the death of a close family member is rated number 5, "Sexual Difficulties" ranks 13th, and "Troubles with the boss" is 30th. "Major holidays" is farther down the list in the 42nd position.
One of the many reasons for the increased divorce rate for people in Pennsylvania and the rest of the country who are over the age of 50 is infidelity. Because people who engage in extramarital affairs are not as stigmatized as they once would have been, infidelity has become the reason for many grey divorces. Older members of both sexes may begin finding younger members of the opposite sex more attractive.