According to recent reports, the divorce rate is beginning to dramatically decrease. What is causing the divorce rate to plummet? The date suggest that the answer is due to millennials, who are approaching relationships and marriage differently from baby boomers, Generation X. Apparently, millennials tend to be picker about who they marry. Other differences are that millennials tend to be more focused on their education, careers and finances and therefore are getting married at older ages. According to a study conducted by the University of Maryland, the divorce rate dropped 18% from 2008 to 2016.