Fear of loneliness shouldn't dissuade people from gray divorce

Going through the dissolution of a marriage can be difficult even in the best and most amicable of situations. A gray divorce, or divorce between people over the age of 50, has become increasingly prevalent in the United States due to variety of factors. However, divorcing at this stage comes with a unique set of challenges. A recent article discusses some of the particular strategies that those in Kentucky may want to consider as they pursue a gray divorce.

One of the most common reasons that people stay in a marriage is the fear of loneliness. This can be particularly true with those who have lived with their spouse for decades. The article states that though it can be a difficult journey, seeking a gray divorce can eventually result in freedom and the ability for people to not only survive, but thrive.

In today's society, there are countless options for people to meet other like-minded individuals. Websites such as meetup.com and Facebook allow people to connect in ways that were never possible in the past. In addition, the stigma of going out solo to see a movie or have a meal has been virtually erased in today's society.

Most importantly, the article stresses that those who are considering pursuing a divorce should not be held back by the fear of loneliness and the unknown. Speaking with an attorney who focuses on divorce and family law could be a good first step in determining the various laws that govern the divorce process in Kentucky. Discussing their unique situations with such an attorney could help alleviate some of the fear and uncertainty that many feel when considering a gray divorce.

Source: The Huffington Post, "Don't Let Loneliness Fears Dissuade You From A Gray Divorce", May 31, 2016, May 31, 2016

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