Millennials recently made headlines once again, this time for their contributions to a decreasing American divorce rate. University of Maryland sociology professor Philip Cohen released analysis that indicated that economic pressures were forcing the generation to hold off on marriage until they were financially secure, which in turn was leading to lower rates of divorce.
But these same pressures may also be causing millennials to re-evaluate their relationships and their careers entirely. Taking on piles of student debt, living at home and forgoing getting a place of their own are just a few of the ways the millennial generation is making ends meet.
When financial services company Comet surveyed 364 single employed millennials without children, they found that relationships were another area 20- to 36-year-olds were willing to cut back. In fact, 41 percent said they would end a relationship for a promotion.