Sunday, January 28, 2007
I recently wrote an article about divorce late in life and how more and more couples are deciding to divorce after 30 or 40 years of marriage. Divorce is hard no matter how long you've been married, however people who have spent their entire adulthood married are known to have even tougher times adjusting to their new life as a single. Support groups have become more and more popular to help a divorcee with all of the feelings that they have as a result of their divorce. People who have been divorced are more likely to get married a 2nd time, and the divorce rate for second marriages is even higher than the divorce rate for 1st marriages. Therefore, another purpose of divorce support groups is to assist a divorcee in transitioning into their new life and to help them learn from past mistakes in order to avoid making the same mistakes in the future. I encourage divorce support groups and believe that they can be a healthy outlet for all divorcees, especially those people who are in their 50s or 60s and are single for the first time in their adult lives.