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Email us at divorce huffingtonpost. Below, journalist and HuffPost Divorce blogger Vicki Larson shares how divorcing in her 40s compared to divorcing in her twenties.
Picture the typical divorcee ovfr what age is she? Probably not in her 20s; isn't that when women start marrying? Maybe her 30s, but that's when many married women are starting a family.
Which brings us to the 40s. Isn't that the age when menopause kicks in, when women start losing their sex appeal and sexual appetite? Isn't that when husbands dump her for a younger blonde?
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It wasn't what I wanted at all, although, true, the words, "I want a divorce" came out of my mouth. Surviving divorce for men over 40 had already been married -- I wed just a few months shy of my 21st birthday -- and divorced ovfr few years.
Now, I was entering the special category of "multiple divorcee," which immediately made me somehow damaged and suspect: People blew off my first divorce, although I had the burden of guilt because I wanted. Now, divorced at age 46, I fuck book girls have kids, then 9 and I was sad for them and sad for me.
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Stupidly, I thought, why couldn't he have cheated on me 10 years ago, when I was in my 30s and a little cuter? The news spread quickly: We were whispered about and judged.
Surivving was some sympathy, but also fear: Who's next? It was a valid question because suddenly a lot of my gal friends were divorcing.
And surviving divorce for men over 40 kl massage hotel were extremely supportive of each other during the process, we were acutely aware that we were now somewhat competitors in the dating market.
At the same time, my dearest friend moved with her family back East and everyone I wanted to hold close had other ideas. I feared my 40s were going to be the decade of loss.
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Instead, it became the decade of discovery. I wanted to know what dysfunction I survivkng brought surviving divorce for men over 40 the marital table, so I went on a weeklong intensive to understand my family-of origin issues. It was a big "aha. My divorce unearthed an inner strength I didn't know I.
Yes, now that I was working full time, I was crazy busy. After my first divorce, there was just me. Now I had two boys to care for every other week when they lived with me, and I had to find a way to stay connected with them when they were with their dad.
I was navigating a world that felt alien to me. But, having been a part-time employed minivan-driving suburban mom for so many years, I realized I'd been given a chance to get to know who I was irrespective family sex Lourdes a partner. I started doing all the things I once enjoyed but had put aside because my then-husband wasn't interested.
Co-parenting gave surviving divorce for men over 40 something I never gave myself -- time just for me.
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That made me fkr better, more present mother when I was with my kids. I felt more confident, self-aware, sexier and alive than I had ever felt. I hadn't counted on. As a bonus, men noticed. And that stuff about midlife women being disinterested in sex? That's a lie.
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