Just Got Divorced Over 50? Here’s Step One

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If you’ve just joined the ranks of the Divorced Over 50’s, or you’re in the process of doing so, chances are excellent you feel like crap. Whether you wanted the split or not, you’re hurting.  A lot. A lot of the time.

It may seem hard to believe right now, but you will get through this. And at some point, eventually, you’re going to emerge a better, stronger, happier, more secure person.

But first you have to grieve.

Happy 4th of July!

We want to wish everyone in the Divorced Over 50 Community a happy, fun, and safe Fourth of July weekend!

And as we celebrate our country’s independence, let’s remember to embrace our personal independence. No matter how any of us came to be Divorced Over 50, we have the opportunity to start over, wiser, more experienced, knowing ourselves better, and knowing more clearly what we want in a partner.

Let’s all take advantage of the chance to move into a brighter future, looking forward to what comes next…

Homer and Marge Separating? D’oh!

Because they never age in the show, Homer and Marge Simpson are not in our demographic.  But the show’s been on 26 years, and they had to be thirtyish when it started, so I say it’s fair to claim that in “reality” they’re Over 50.  And sure enough, in the upcoming season, they’ll legally separate, with Homer falling in love with someone else.

This plot development could simply be viewed as a way to spice up a show that’s been around since Bush 41 (and may have seen its best years during Clinton 42).  Or, as The Atlantic does, you can be infuriated because this choice is blowing up the longest-running marriage on TV.  The writer, Megan Garber, cites the “reacher-settler” theory, saying that in all relationships one party is reaching for someone beyond what he or she merits (Homer), while the other party settles for someone not as good as he or she deserves (Marge).