In a perfect world, you would wake up each day to a completely clean house, fresh laundry and zeros errands. Now wouldn’t that be great? The problem is, we unfortunately do not live in a perfect world. We live in the real world, where there are dishes to do, laundry to wash and fold, doctor appointments to be made and a myriad of other chores that need completing on any given day.
Late-life divorce is the world’s increasingly popular trend, and in the U.S. in particular, according to scholars Bowen and Jensen. It’s also called “gray divorce” when partners separate after reaching 50 years old.
The pervasiveness of the “missing half” myth can do a great disservice. Believing that being someone’s other half is something perpetual and unchanging, people break up with the understanding that either they have lost their half forever or the spouse was never “the one”.