When I ran into my own life crisis around age 49 -- a divorce and losing my job for the first time ever -- I took the time to sit and consider what I wanted more of in life. I decided I wanted more fun and meaning, but I did not realize at the time how much courage these goals would require.
Few of us are surprised when the young and famous break up. But when celebrated marriages weather decades of ups and downs and then dissolve? Those still have the ability to stun, and can even lead to second looks at our own relationships.