This recent article in the New York Times makes the case that women’s views on divorce have changed over the last thirty years.
While women may have viewed divorce as liberating in the 70’s, according to more recent research, it is now viewed as a failure.
And, society’s reaction to divorce has changed. Whereas divorce was once seen as something to be celebrated, it may now be harder for divorcees to discuss their divorce openly.
Further, the article notes that the divorce rate among upper middle class couples has fallen over the last 30+ years.
The question remains as to whether these changes are a result of better marriages or differing attitudes about divorce.