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.
As a divorce coach for fabulous women 50 and better, one of the most common refrain I hear from clients has to do with their ex – especially during the holiday season.
Divorce has been declining in America – except for older Americans where it has been increasing. The number of people over the age of 50 who divorce nearly doubled between 1990 and 2010, according to a recent study. Researchers have dubbed divorce for those over the age of 55 as the “gray divorce,” and have started to note its many financial consequences.
Going through a divorce is a tough thing at any age, but for people over 60, it can be especially difficult.
Believe it or not, the divorce rate for Baby Boomers has doubled since the 1990’s. But don’t let this fact be disheartening – it’s actually great news.
The reason we struggle with trust after a divorce is because we feel like we’ve been betrayed. It’s a crappy weight to have on your shoulders. Similar to its other invasive cousins – anger, guilt, and resentment – losing trust after your long-term marriage keeps you from getting your life back.
As the summer gradually winds down and the days start getting cooler, I’ve been thinking a lot about a growing trend in divorce.
Did you know that more than 50% of marriages fail when couples reach their 50s and 60s? That is a staggering number and is on the rise!
Why are we seeing more divorce now? First of all, we are living longer. Women are asking themselves if their marriage in its current state is worth spending their next 25–30 years with their spouse.
No matter where you are in the divorce process, anxiety is unavoidable.
You know the feeling all too well. Stress and fear of the unknown. The loss of control of the life we thought we knew.
You spend your entire life planning for the future. You look forward to your retirement and the freedom that it will bring. But what happens if you find yourself in the middle of a divorce? Would you know how to maneuver your finances during such a difficult and emotional time? Join us in conversation with financial expert Pam Krueger who will share three fatal financial errors that many women make during a divorce. Enjoy the show!
Does this ever happen to you?
There you are, going along with your day, minding your own business and it hits you. The whiny, super-annoying feeling that tells you that no matter what you did during your marriage, it just wasn’t good enough and you should have done better.