Eight weeks ago, just in time for the holidays, my husband of forty years informed me he was filing for divorce. He said we've grown apart and he wants to "pursue his own interests without guilt." I was stunned, as were our three grown children, extended family and friends. None have ever witnessed a cross word between us.
I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. My life is an emotional roller coaster. I've been angry, sad and scared about what life will be like alone at my age. There is much to do - including running my family record keeping web service and contributing to this blog. But I'm notoriously resourceful. I hope none of you need it but I highly recommend the book Divorce after 50, by Attorney Janice Green.
You'll probably be hearing more from me on this subject in the months to come. It kind of has to become a priority.
Has anyone else been through a divorce this late in life?