Coping with divorce is a loaded prospect. Divorce brings up a lot of emotional and financial baggage. It can feel overwhelming, at times. People going through a divorce experience everything from alienation to failure, and may have trouble getting on firm footing again with friendships, managing life and dealing with emotions.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by a divorce, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. With the divorce rate at almost 50%, lots of people are dealing with similar fears and worries. Getting out into the dating world again after years of marriage can be an intimidating prospect, and people often underestimate the difficulty of getting out there again. Fortunately, other people are experiencing similar things, so you’ve got resources to help you cope.
Bonnie Broughton wrote a new book recently called “Single Again After All These Years.” It deals with her feelings and fears that she experienced as a result of being divorce after 27 years of marriage. Bonnie spoke to other newly divorced individuals to compile the book, and presents a synthesis of their combined experiences to help newly divorced people.
In the book, Bonnie examines the feelings of alienation, discrimination and dislocation that she experiences after her divorce from her long-time husband. Bonnie feels awkward among her married friends, and in social situations that she used to attend with her husband. When she begins speaking with other divorced individuals, Bonnie is happy to discover that she’s not alone, and that these feelings are common. Together, Bonnie and her newfound friends look for ways to cope with these feelings and begin to enjoy the new life of being single.
More and more people over the age of 50 are getting newly divorced after a long marriage. Many couples find that they have nothing in common, and split after raising a family together. The book “Single Again After All These Years” is meant for people in this situation, to help them cope and create a new life out of the ashes of a divorce. If you feel like you’re alone, check out Bonnie’s new book and you may find yourself feeling differently.