Journalist Tracy Brown Hamilton had been married for twelve years when she and her husband decided to divorce. She was 37 years old and neither she nor her husband had children. Brown Hamilton had never been sure that she wanted children, but she had to believe that she probably wouldn’t have any because she was divorcing at 37. After her divorce, she spent some time in Shanghai before moving back to her home in the Netherlands where she was happier. She ended up meeting a man who she eventually married and they soon had three children together.
- Divorcing at 37 makes it hard to consider that you may never have a family
- By 40, the author was remarried and had 3 children, and launched a journalism career.
- At 37, you’re equipped with enough “past” to land on your feet, and still have enough “future” to look forward to.
“Being single for the first time in what was then a third of my life, my options felt head-spinningly limitless.”