I just came across this blog called Divorce at 50 and just had to share. I've just spent an hour reading through her stories and reliving so many of the experiences I have gone through myself. I love the tagline - Divorce at 50 - or how I survived the loss of my best friend of 32 years and landed on my feet.
There are fascinating posts ranging from very painful and personal - loss of a friend from an accidental overdose who was struggling with a divorce to pieces on eating solo to finding a job after 50 or a very interesting analysis of why men over 50 don't want women over 50.
Anyway, go check it out. Here's the blurb on why this blogger decided to start writing about divorce...so similar to my own goals, I feel as though I've found a friend. I like the bit about dignity and humor and a positive attitude -
I'm writing this blog for individuals who are going through the pain of divorce and who are seeking solace from someone who has gone through the same experience. Each of us has an individual story to share. I hope mine can help someone deal with their grief and loss. During the time of my divorce, books, advice columns, lawyers, counselors, movies, and some of my friends were of little help. I wanted to split amicably, with civility and HUMOR, and with my dignity intact. Besides, most self-help books target much younger people who face the challenges of raising small children and who (for the most part) have less income at their disposal. This was not my case. As in all divorces, my experience was painful. Hugely so, for I was losing my best friend - someone who had been part of my life for 32 years. In this blog I describe the steps I took to retain my sanity, nurture my inner self, and find the strength to move on and create a new life.
Whoever you are hope the journey is kind to you.