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About Martha Bodyfelt

Martha Bodyfelt is a divorce coach and recovery specialist, whose website "Surviving Your Split" helps readers get through divorce and post-divorce with less stress and drama. To learn more about moving on with your life and to receive your own Free Divorce Warrior Survival Kit, stop by http://survivingyoursplit.com or drop Martha a line at martha@survivingyoursplit.com. You can also visit https://www.facebook.com/survivingyoursplit
Latest Posts | By Martha Bodyfelt
Divorce After 50: How to Kick Your Loneliness to the Curb
1 month ago

Divorce After 50: How to Kick Your Loneliness to the Curb

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When you are recovering from divorce after a long-term marriage, loneliness is definitely an obstacle that keeps you from moving on. We get stuck in this mindset because it makes us feel like we have nobody in the world. Read More

How to Uncover the Secret to Happiness After 50
3 months ago

How to Uncover the Secret to Happiness After 50

As we continue this new chapter in our lives, redefining who we want to be after 50, I often hear a common question.

“How can I be happy?”

This million-dollar question seems to be on everybody’s minds. Read More

3 Steps to Finding Happiness After a Divorce After 50
4 months ago

3 Steps to Finding Happiness After a Divorce After 50

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After divorce, are you making this happiness mistake? Let me explain.

A while ago, I was laid off from a 9-5 job and I started to panic. As I started to assemble a resume and apply for new jobs, a voice in the back of my head kept chiming in: “I will be happy again once I am in a new job. Once I get that first pay check, I know I’ll smile and feel better about everything.”
Read More

Life After a Divorce: What to Do When You’re Feeling Lost
5 months ago

Life After a Divorce: What to Do When You’re Feeling Lost

By  •  Family

Divorce after 50 can make you feel like everything you’ve known has been taken from you. The life you planned and your vision of the future may disappear, leaving you with a feeling of not knowing what to do or where to go from here.

But when you feel like this, don’t panic! There is merely one thing you must remember: Read More

How to Look Forward to the Holidays When You Are Divorced Over 50
7 months ago

How to Look Forward to the Holidays When You Are Divorced Over 50

The holidays are coming. The falling snow, ringing of sleigh bells, and smells of turkey and pumpkin pie can conjure memories of family and togetherness. Read More

How to Find Joy and Gratitude Following Your Divorce After 50
8 months ago

How to Find Joy and Gratitude Following Your Divorce After 50

By  •  Family

When recovering from divorce after 50, every day can feel like a struggle.

Learning how to reinvent ourselves, establish our independence again, and figure out what we want during this next chapter of our lives is a bit overwhelming. Oftentimes, we may forget to see all the wonderful things that await us. Read More

Leaving a Marriage After 60: How to Know When it’s Time to Let Go
9 months ago

Leaving a Marriage After 60: How to Know When it’s Time to Let Go

By  •  Family

Marriages, especially ones that have lasted for decades, take work. Every day will not be a honeymoon. Arguments, compromises, and sacrifices will no doubt be daily currency. While the give and take in a relationship is normal, there are instances when staying married is not a sustainable option. Read More

Surviving a Divorce After 50 Teaches Some Surprisingly Positive Lessons
11 months ago

Surviving a Divorce After 50 Teaches Some Surprisingly Positive Lessons

By  •  Family

Divorce for women over 50 gets a bad rap. We have this cultural conditioning where we tend to see a divorced woman left with nothing. She has nowhere to turn and having no clue what to do with the rest of her life. Read More

How to Stop Feeling Guilty About Your Divorce After 50
1 year ago

How to Stop Feeling Guilty About Your Divorce After 50

By  •  Family

Divorce guilt comes in all sorts of mutating forms. It is normal for many of us to feel like we were somehow to blame for the divorce. Culturally, we are taught that keeping the household and marriage successful was our responsibility. Read More

Divorced at 60? How to Deal with Your Grief and Start Healing
1 year ago

Divorced at 60? How to Deal with Your Grief and Start Healing

By  •  Family

Grief is a tricky thing. We understand the process during the death of a loved one but forget its role during divorce, especially if when ending a decades-long marriage. Read More