Divorce After 50 – A Growing Trend

Divorce Have you noticed lately that more and more couplesin their 40's, 50's & 60's are getting a divorce?  Sadly, marriages are keeling over like ninepins, but now it's the women who are instigatingthe separation.  And, it's not because she has someone in the wings just waiting to keep her warm at night. Greater economic independence and the fact that 50 no longer spells the end of the road for women are just two of the reasons for the ever- spiraling divorce rate among older couples.

For better or for worse, Real Cougars are the first generation of women to turn traditional ideas of middle age on their head. We're back in the work force, and with more money and knowing that we can take care of ourselves financially, we are making very different decisions.  We are choosing where we want to be not where we believe we have to be.

If a woman's financial position is no longer a barrier to her moving on from an unhappy marriage, neither does age seem to hold us back from trying our luck romantically.We look better  -  and feel younger  -  than ever before. Whether it's with the help of a nip and tuck or Botox, or less drastically a sensible diet and exercise regime, we can still turn heads well into our 50's and 60's.

Our generation is more more prepared to approach our last few decades with a new set of priorities  -  albeit sometimes unprepared for the problems that can accompany them.

We need to approach our next act intelligently.  Before moving into the dating arena it's important to spend some quality time with ourselves deciding what we want most going forward. We also have to pay a visit to our doctors to get an education on STD's.  Things have changed a lot since we were out on the dating scene so it's important to be prepared for all situations.

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2 thoughts on “Divorce After 50 – A Growing Trend

  1. I agree with what is written. Staying in a bad marriage even if it is a long one is poor on a females health–we are care givers and DO NOT know much about caring for ourselves. Depression is greater to include the desire to commit suicide, high blood pressure increases, weight increases, and more isolation because your long term spouse defines who you are and you loose connections with friends and people who really care about you. Also no one addressed the impact of emotional abuse in a long term marriage. Bottom line if a marriage is healthy then both the male and female will be happy and healthy in their old age but if the marriage is hell then the woman will suffer the most because we need connections.

  2. It's not just women that need connections, men need it too. This is what keeps the relationship intact, the connection. Taking the time to re-connect goes a long way. You see there has to be an equal exchange of energy, this is conducive to how the universe works. If there is not an equal exchange of energy, a void occurs, followed by deterioration.
    Lynn Fabia
    Author
    The Martial Art of Life, The Art of Intentional Living March/2010
    Copyright 2010 Lynn Fabia

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