Since 1980, divorce rate in Singapore has roughly doubled from 3.8 per 1,000 married resident males (or 3.8 per 1,000 married resident females) to 6.9 per 1,000 married resident males in 2017 (or 6.5 per 1,000 married resident females). This trend isn’t limited to Singapore: studies have shown that divorce rates have doubled globally between 1970 and 2008. One of the biggest contributors to this change was culture, where individual happiness became more important than “traditional” values. As such, stigma around separation of spouses became less common place, especially when the marriage is clearly not working out for either party. Recently, however, another cultural change seems to be driving divorce rate in Singapore back down: millennials are divorcing a lot less.