Divorce dating after 50 capricorn woman and dating
It will only prevent you from moving on and making the most of your future.Your marriage was a huge, important time of your life, and a valuable experience.Increased longevity and improvements in healthcare means we may face many more years trapped in an unsatisfying marriage once children have flown the nest and retirement approaches.Without the buffer of work and family life, underlying problems eventually surface and can no longer be ignored.Perhaps they feel compelled to be mediators, or a shoulder to cry on. If you are the one who initiated the divorce, you may feel guilty for your children, and be tempted to assuage that guilt by justifying your decision to them at length. Don’t burden them with your own emotions, or ask them to take sides. Give them the time they need to come to terms with the divorce. Many initiators of late-life divorce are taken aback by the sudden animosity of their former in-laws, or other extended family.They may find themselves ostracized at key events (their children’s weddings, etc). You cannot control what your ex-spouse or anyone else says, thinks or does – but you can control your reactions.
It can affect them just as much as young children, at times even more so.Some people find putting everything they’re feeling and experiencing into writing can be helpful.For others, just talking it through with close friends is enough. An experienced therapist can give you coping tactics and help find a path ahead if you’re deeply hurt and unable to move forwards with your life.This article is a guest post written by Harriet Pappenheim, founding therapist of Park Avenue Relationship Consultants in New York City.We’re very proud to have Harriet contributing to the Stitch blog.