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  • Genre:FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
  • SubGenre:Divorce & Separation
  • Language:English
  • Pages:192
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9798985386127

Gray Divorce

Everything You Need to Know About Later-Life Breakups

by Linda Hershman, LMFT View author's profile page

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Overview
If you are divorcing later in life, you are not alone! Almost one in four couples over age 50 divorce. You never imagined you would be a statistic after all these years of marriage. Yet, you now find yourself contemplating or in the midst of what is known as gray divorce, a term used to described splitting up in later-life. The numbers are even higher for second and subsequent marriages. Despite the high rate of divorce for boomers and seniors, little has been written about the specific challenges older adults face when their marriages end. Whether you are divorce curious, have made a choice, or the decision was thrust on you, Gray Divorce: Everything You Need to Know About Later-Life Breakups will prepare you to feel more in control of the process.
Description
If you are divorcing later in life, you are not alone! Almost one in four couples over age 50 divorce. You never imagined you would be a statistic after all these years of marriage. Yet, you now find yourself contemplating or in the midst of what is known as gray divorce, a term used to described splitting up in later-life. The numbers are even higher for second and subsequent marriages. Despite the high rate of divorce for boomers and seniors, little has been written about the specific challenges older adults face when their marriages end. Using case studies and interviews with therapists, family law attorneys, clergy, divorce coaches, and other divorce professionals, Gray Divorce: Everything You Need to Know About Later-Life Breakups is the first comprehensive book on the subject. Whether you are divorce curious, have made a choice, or the decision was thrust on you, this book will prepare you to feel more in control of the process. Here a a few things you will learn: Who seeks a gray divorce, and why? What do men and women most fear about later-life breakups? How do I decide if I should stay or go? What are the alternatives to an ugly, drawn-out court battle? How does gray divorce impact the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) community? What are the special challenges of LGBTQIA and mixed-orientation marriage divorces? Why is it sometimes harder for adult children than younger ones when parents divorce? What kind of support is available? Gray Divorce: Everything You Need to Know About Later-Life Breakups will empower you to move forward in later life with clarity and confidence.
About the author
Linda Hershman has been a practicing Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for more than 25 years, She became interested in gray divorce, or splitting up in later-life when she noticed how many couples and individuals over age 50 in her private practice consider or pursue divorce. Linda is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, preparing therapists for licensure as LMFTs. She has presented nationally and internationally on gray divorce and adult children of divorce. She is a frequent guest on podcasts with a focus on relationships. Dr. Eli Karam, host of the AAMFT podcast, has referred to Linda as "a pioneer in the field of gray divorce." When Linda is not seeing clients, managing her group practice, the Couples and Family Wellness Center in suburban Philadelphia, and writing books and magazine articles, she loves to travel, hike, and attend craft shows. She possesses mad knitting skills, and was knitting before it was cool.
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