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Midlife Divorce

The Real Reason Over Half of Women Say They Divorced in Midlife

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 07.19.2014 | Divorce
Abby Rodman, LICSW

There's no shame in being vulnerable to your spouse or working hard on your marriage. But it is problematic when you flail away at improving an irretrievably broken relationship while watching any semblance of self-respect disappear in the rearview.

Conscious Uncoupling Starts With Unconscious Coupling (And I Don't Mean Drunken Hook-Ups)

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 05.28.2014 | Divorce
Abby Rodman, LICSW

The seeds of conscious uncoupling are sown somewhere in unconscious coupling. And, by unconscious coupling, I'm not referring to alcohol-fueled one-nighters. What I do mean is that many of us choose mates who aren't right for us by ignoring our unconscious motivations for doing so.

4 Things I Know for Sure About Choosing Midlife Divorce

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 05.24.2014 | Divorce
Abby Rodman, LICSW

The recent stats on midlife divorce are startling. People over 50 are divorcing in higher numbers than ever before. And women are leading the charge -- filing in greater numbers than men. The "gray divorce" rate has doubled for this population in the last two decades.

'There's Courage in Trying' -- Especially in Midlife

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 03.18.2013 | Fifty
Laura Lee Carter

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.

After 20 Years Of Marriage, My Husband Became A Woman

Posted 12.26.2012 | Fifty

The following is an excerpt from the new book "Sex Changes: A Memoir of Marriage, Gender, and Moving On" by Christine Benvenuto. Many people suffer...

The Hostage Exchange, The Car Show, And The End Of The Summer of Fail

Anthony Lolavad | Posted 08.27.2012 | Fifty

Anthony LoLavad, an author and teacher, has agreed to share his story with The Huffington Post using a pseudonym. He is under-unemployed, recently div...

How To Attract The Right Mate After Divorce

Maddisen K. Krown | Posted 07.09.2012 | Divorce
Maddisen K. Krown

List all of the qualities you do desire in yourself and your partner. Enjoy this list of what you desire to have in your life. Read, picture, feel, enjoy, and embody these qualities.

Kids And Divorce: Taking The Time To Hear Children

Joan Casademont | Posted 03.31.2012 | Fifty
Joan Casademont

When my husband of ten years decided to move out of the family home with only a suitcase, he was certain that it would be best to tell our young sons that the decision to separate was "mutual."

Which is Worse: Losing A Spouse To Divorce Or To Death?

D. A. Wolf | Posted 03.17.2012 | Divorce
D. A. Wolf

In death and divorce, we face the palpable destruction of the familiar: the structure of marriage, the family home, and loss of "self" in the role of partner.

Till Gray Do Us Part? How Marriage Can Survive Midlife

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

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.