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  1. Why are divorce rates for the over 50s increasing?

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    Article by Fab after Fifty background It would appear that midlifers are no longer happy to stay in lacklustre marriages. A new study of 1,153 divorcees aged 45 and over reveals an upbeat attitude among those who went their separate ways, often delaying their parting until after their adult children had flown the nest.   43% said increasingly different interests caused irreparable rifts in their marriage 76% of ‘over-50’ divorcees report new-found feelings of relief, excitement and confidence 64% feel they have moved on successfully   Brits who annul their marriage in later life report feeling ‘relieved’, ‘excited’ and ‘more confident’ following their split, new research has shown. The results are revealed following a previous ONS report which found divorce rates in the UK are dropping in every age group but the over 50s. If...
  2. How to Move Past “Stuck”: Tips for moving on with your life

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    Article by Liz Copeland We’ve probably all experienced being “stuck”: stuck in a job we can’t stand, stuck in a relationship we just can’t seem to get ourselves out of, stuck in a way of thinking that isn’t helping us move forward. Sometimes, we are stuck because external circumstances just aren’t going our way, but more often, says life coach Liz Copeland of www.lizcopeland.co.uk, “we get stuck when we have big or difficult decisions to make, or we need to move on, but just choose not to. Sometimes we don’t even know we are stuck, but there are signs…” Signs of Being Stuck Ruminating on the same thing over and over again Focused on the past or going over one situation such as a break up Trying to...
  3. Midlife Divorce: Stage 3 How to Rebuild Your Life

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    Article and Interview by Ceri Wheeldon The fourth and final interview in our video series with divorce mentor Liz Copeland as she looks at how to rebuild your life as the divorce process nears its completion.   Issues addressed in this video include: Rebuilding Your Life post Divorce  Self esteem/confidence may be at a low – how do you rebuild it and how important is it at this stage? When negotiating what you want in divorce proceedings how do you ensure that you have the strength to stand up for what you want? How do you do this without coming across as deranged or too aggressive? How do you handle how your soon to be ex husband’s behaviour through this?   The other videos in this series on divorce include: Video 1 outlines the 3  Stages of...
  4. Midlife Divorce: Stage 2 How to handle the practical and legal aspects

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    Article and interview by Ceri Wheeldon In this third video in our midlife divorce interview series with divorce mentor Liz Copeland, Liz discusses the practical and legal issues that need to be addressed as the divorce process progresses. Stage 2 Practical and legal What should somebody going through a divorce be doing at this stage? What is required in terms of financial information, lawyers, communicating with ex, entering negotiations etc. The other videos in our divorce interview series are: Video 1 outlines the 3  Stages of a Divorce – and the role a divorce mentor can play Video 2 covers Stage One of a Divorce – Coming to terms with the emotional aspects ...
  5. Midlife Divorce: Coming to terms with the emotional aspects

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    In this second of our video interviews discussing midlife divorce with divorce mentor Liz Copeland , Liz offers her tips on coping with the first stage of divorce – coming to terms with the emotional aspects and the changes that a divorce will bring to your life. These are just some of the questions Liz will address in this video interview. Stage One  of Divorce At the beginning – irrespective of who made the decision, there is a huge shift in life and mindset – what are the key issues people need to address at this stage? How much should you look to friends/family for support? Many women are used to being self sufficient – and don’t like to ask for help- what you advise them to do?   Other videos in our divorce interview series: ...
  6. Midlife Divorce: The 3 Stages of a Divorce and how a Divorce Mentor can Help – with video

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    Article and interview by Ceri Wheeldon With divorce rates increasing for the over 50s, the process can be overwhelming, irrespective of who within the couple decided to end the marriage and why. Here, divorce mentor Liz Copeland talks about the three main stages of divorce – the early decision and emotional aspects, the practical and planning aspects, and finally moving on with your new life. Liz also talks about the role of a divorce mentor and the benefits that they can bring to the party. What is a divorce mentor? What benefits can a divorce mentor bring to a woman going through a divorce? At what stage of a divorce should you engage with a divorce mentor? Over what period of time and how often? What are the key stages of a divorce? This is the first of a series of interviews on midlife divorce. ...
  7. Is it Possible to Stay Friends with your Ex?

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    Article by Susan Leigh After a breakup there is usually a lot of hurt and disappointment to process as well as the many practical considerations that require attention. Some people feel a failure; they never envisaged that their relationship would end in divorce. In addition it may be a massive struggle to come to terms with the many upsetting things that have been said and done. Time may heal some of the hurt, may enable the rawness to eventually subside, and eventually some people do succeed in having an amiable enough relationship with their ex. This is especially important if children are part of the equation. With that in mind let’s look at some ways it may be possible to manage a breakup and remain friends with your ex. Ways to...
  8. How does divorce affect family relations, in particular seeing your grandchildren?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon English life has never truly been the pastoral idyll some people would have us believe, but even so, life in England is moving further and further away from what it once was. Whether this is a good or bad thing is subjective, but there are certainly symptoms of this process that we can analyse. One example is the increasing utility of divorce proceedings across a broad spectrum of English life, including much later in life which historically has been very uncommon. This has been attributed a label: ‘Silver Separators‘.   Divorce affects people regardless of their age. There are a number of reasons why it is becoming more common, even as people get older. Largely, this can be placed with the fact that people are living for...
  9. Moving On from Divorce over 50

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    Article by Irene Brankin A divorce can be one of the most traumatic things to go through and can leave you and your life devastated.  Nobody truly wants that experience for themselves or for their children or others who may be impacted by the break up. And that’s because if often means you’ve had to break up your family, your home and everything you’d hoped for in the future.  It can simply turn your life inside out whether it was the right choice or not. It’s been said it can take up to 5 years to get over a divorce or could be quicker for some and, of course, others never get over it.  It’s not just the loss of a partner but it is also the loss of...
  10. Why is it important to build an independent life over 50? 7 top tips to prepare for a single life

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon At times it seems that the world is full of couples, and if you are married or in a long term relationship, it is so easy to slip into being one half of a couple, instead of an individual. It is a hard fact of life, however, that most women will find themselves living alone at some point. Just watching the much acclaimed Fabulous Fashionistas highlighted how life had changed for those women in the programmes who found themselves widowed – one after a happy 54 year marriage. They had all embraced this new stage of their lives with gusto! We never know when , or for what reason we may find ourselves...
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