The New York Times reports that the divorce rate, among the college educated who were married after the 1980s, is in fact, well below 50%. Indeed, the high rates of divorce reported throughout the 1970s and 1980s were likely due to societal changes – including feminism and more liberal divorce laws. Now that things have settled, approximately 70% of marriages, tracked 15 years out, are intact. The exception – non-college educated people. Men in this traditional middle class demographic no longer have access to decent jobs with living wages. They are are often foregoing marriage and when they do wed, higher divorce rates persist. The long term effects of marriage stability and of divorce are being visited upon this generation of kids along financial lines. A cultural counterpoint – a new TV drama on Bravo depicting Hollywood high end divorce. Trashy perhaps, but even in a world consumed by botox, butlers and betrayals, divorce is complicated and always painful.