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Was He Your Safe Haven in The Storm . . . or The Storm?

      Even as a marriage is deteriorating, some women find themselves hanging on- not out of love or devotion but because they are fearful of being without a partner. Having lived with a spouse for a long time, many feel unsure if they can “handle being alone”. A partner can play many roles: from simply […]

After Divorce-Twenty Wise Women Share What They Have Learned

Many mid-lifers find themselves disappointed by love and marriage. Actually, “disappointment” largely understates it. Broken hearted may be more appropriate. There is much talk about “how damaged” divorced people are. They are described as bitter, cynical and guarded. I disagree-once you tumble (think Jennifer Lawrence at the Oscars) it is not a surprise that you […]

Dating in Midlife: When Your Adult Children Refuse to Meet Your New Love

Nothing is more exhilarating than falling in love. It is especially sweet when love comes to you after the devastating pain of divorce or death. At one time, you may have thought -I am so done with all this love stuff- too much pain! Now you find yourself sleepless, flushed, and unable to think of […]

Newly Single? Dealing with Holiday Parties

Even the most content single person will tell you there are drawbacks to being on one’s own. The elation regarding independence often wavers in late fall when bags of candy corn and piles of sugar pumpkins are eclipsed by Santa hats and red and green foiled chocolates. Even the most stalwart is not immune to […]