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I haven't had a chance to read too many posts in this group but just wanted to introduce
myself. I am Clare, a substance abuse counselor working part-time. I was divorced in
my 50's and am now 62. I didn't think I'd make it through my difficult divorce but I did and
I am so glad I did it (though I wish I didn't wait so long). The first year was incredibly hard.
As I have been alone (grown children, 2 wonderful sons) I have learned to forge a new life
for myself. I have dated some but have decided that for now I'm happier as a single woman.
I have a lovely little granddaughter, Lexi. Life is still hard at times but the rewards are great.
I hope you will welcome me to your group. Clare
Hello Clare and welcome to the Late-Life divorce group. I am so glad that you have decided ot join us; we need all of the care and understanding of others who know the pains of divorce in later life.
I began this group a few months ago when it became obvious to me that none of the on-line support groups were actually devoted to those of us experiencing divorce in late-life. From what I have read on the subject, it is a growing trend, unfortunately.
My own story is pretty similar to many others; my husband of 43 years found a younger woman. He left me a year ago. The divorce will probably be final in January. In the meantime, I am forced to learn how to live on my own for the first time in my life, at age 63.
I have found, within the people who frequent this site, a sense of strong character, eagerness to learn from each other and great conern for one another. I am sure that you will, too. Welcome! SallyJo