More than one-fourth of divorces in this country today involve couples in their golden years. While divorce is difficult at any age, it can be extremely hard to say good-bye to the person you’ve spent decades with building a life together. One reason for this is so much of your identity is tied to that relationship and to the life you and your partner built.
As frightening and painful as the prospect of divorce may be especially for couples in their 50s or older, there are circumstances when hanging on is not the answer. If that is the case for you, it’s important to know that you can overcome the fear and pain and confusion that come with divorce. The first step to accomplishing this is acceptance. To learn more about how to overcome your divorce and start the next phase of your life with confidence, read “Love and Loss: How to Overcome Gray Divorce.”