I was talking to a ministerial servant today, and the subject of marriage came up. He said something very interesting, that recently many of the friends he grew up with in the truth (he is in his 30s) are on their second or third marriage.
He also talked about a more recent phenomenon that more empty nester JWs (couples whose kids have left home), are deciding they don't want to stay together and are getting divorced.
We're talking about couples who have been married 20, 25, 30 or more years suddenly deciding to call it quits and it's not necessarily that they are looking for someone else; they simply want out of the marriage.
Divorce does seem to be on the increase in congregations, especially the last one I attended.
It reminds me of a scripture in Malachi we would sometimes hear about "not divorcing the wife of your youth"
Why do you think divorce and separation are on the rise among long time married JWs?