Final i celebrated my 59th birthday week.
While the very very first half a year of my entire life as just one, middle-aged girl.
Social commentary and data try not to talk kindly to either of those benchmarks.
Older ladies are usually written down as hidden, delicate, or despicable (witness the responses to my past essay, by which we think on my personal internal wicked witch). The nationwide Center for Family and Marriage Research calls divorce proceedings in the last half of life — a “grim” predicament that delivers nearly all women directly into despair and ruin that is financial.
Even so the wide range of grey divorces is rising, and a lot of of these are initiated by females. I’ve yet to meet up with one that claims she regrets her choice to go out of a loveless wedding. In reality, for a complete great deal of females, as well as me personally, life after spouse is a liberating dance in comfortable footwear and a kick-ass dress.