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www.divorcedparents.co.uk Marina Pearson


How to cope with middle age divorce


With more older couples calling it quits, its time now to reflect and refocus after a long term relationship


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o you have been married for many years and you now find yourself in your late 40s and 50s in the unexpected situation of getting a divorce. When you got married you probably thought that this would be forever, and now you probably find yourself, hurt, angry and probably a bit stunned. I have a couple of clients in at this age who find themselves somewhat lost, somewhat bewildered - with their dreams of a perceived “stable” future as a pipe dream. But what I tell them is that this is the start of a new chapter – a


fresh start. Of course it’s daunting, anything that feels new can feel that way. However it doesn’t have to be that way. A fresh start can be exciting and the opportunity to get to know yourself better, an opportunity to do all the things you didn’t get to do when you were in the relationship, and better still, an opportunity to regain your confidence and build yourself into a stronger person. As the old adage says – what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. I have found the following 5 tips to


really help my clients get a second wind and use this time to


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