The Divorce Generation

Every generation has its life-defining moments. If you want to find out what it was for a member of the Greatest Generation, you ask: “Where were you on D-Day?” For baby boomers, the questions are: “Where were you when Kennedy was shot?” or “What were you doing when Nixon resigned?”

Every generation has its defining moment. For Generation X, it could be: “When did your parents get divorced?” Susan Gregory Thomas, author of the memoir “In Spite of Everything,” explains what she sees as its long-term effects on marriage and parenting.

For much of my generation