Rebecca is a middle-aged woman who is recently divorced. She and her husband were married for 25 years when he told her he wanted a divorce because he is in love with someone else. For the past few years, Rebecca was unhappy in her marriage, but she never thought that they would divorce. She became accustomed to her life and it’s routine. Rebecca had no idea that her husband was cheating on her and so his revelation came as a total surprise.
- Divorce in middle age group (age 50 and older) has risen dramatically in recent years
- People who divorce in middle age (50 and older) often face difficulties adapting to their changes in circumstance
- Many factors can assist or hinder in coping with the dramatic change that divorce in middle age brings
“Another important factor that can help people recover from the effects of divorce is having self-compassion.”