A new trend is emerging in the United States where more senior citizens are filing for divorce, and it is no different here in Maryland. In fact, according to a Bowling Green State University study, the divorce rate doubled between 1990 and 2010 for people 50 years of age and older. According to the study, 48 percent of those divorces were for couples who were in their first marriage.
The best interests of the children should be at the forefront of parents' minds when explaining divorce to them. However, when Maryland parents decide to divorce, sometimes their own emotions are so overwhelming that they fail to communicate with their children about divorce and what it means for the future. Fortunately, there are some things that parents can do to help ensure their children's emotional well-being.
July 19 marked the end of the 31st annual Firehouse Expo at the Baltimore Convention Center. The four-day event was chock-full of things you would expect when firefighters from all over get together to hold a convention. It is the largest of its kind on the east coast with over 10,000 participants.
Sometimes, a divorce can hit a spouse out of nowhere. These unsuspecting spouses are often left with devastation and little hope.