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In fact many single parents who are gun shy after divorce go in one of two directions.
They either convince themselves they are better off not going beyond getting their feet wet (at best) or they deny and minimize their fears, which can lead to making reckless plunges. Well, the chronically painful realities of divorce that involve children may be likened to having a chronic and debilitating illness like arthritis.
New figures from the Office For National Statistics show that while the divorce rate continues to fall overall, the trend is not mirrored by the over-fifties.
We are now the only group whose divorce rate is actually rising.
I even met one recently who had just won her class in an Iron Man contest (basically a triathlon on steroids) for age 64-69.
And, in my experience, this is the best age yet for flying solo.
It is not a term that I – nor, I suspect, anyone else not coupled-up in their fifties – is that keen on.
It makes us sound like we spend our evenings forlornly signalling to each other across a creaky old dance floor by waving our Zimmer frames, while our hearing aids whistle shrilly. I know fiftysomething women who are running marathons, starting businesses …
Those who remain married into their fifth decade can sometimes wear their marriage like a status symbol. Thrice-married actress Kim Cattrall, who celebrated her 60th birthday this year, says of her single status: “You know so much more about what you want and what you don’t want and what you’ll put up with.
I feel in that area, romantically, retired.”I did register with a well-known online dating site a while back. The only “matches” that came back were men 10 to 15 years older than me.