More and more, marriages that have endured for decades are being legally ended, a fact which many studies have confirmed. The prevalence of so-called "gray divorce" is undeniably on the rise, and it has led to an equal need for support for those experiencing its effects. Thankfully, experts have advice for Connecticut residents going through a late-life divorce.
Divorce is traumatic in emotional ways, to be sure, but it is often overlooked that distress can have a physical effect as well. People going through divorce, especially those of an older age, are encouraged not to let their physical health suffer as a result of emotional upheaval. Staying physically healthy can go a long way towards mitigating mental and emotional distress during a divorce settlement.
Additionally, the importance of asking for help cannot be overstated. This can come in the form of emotional support from friends and family, or from professional support in terms of the specifics of the divorce agreement itself. Quite often the language associated with divorce proceedings can be complicated and confusing, so asking for clarification will provide not only peace of mind, but also information vital to an informed settlement decision.
Divorce is not easy on anyone, regardless of age. However, it is important to remember that it is a transitory condition that has a definitive end. Connecticut residents, especially those experiencing a late-life divorce, may benefit from seeking support and knowledge that will help them overcome this difficult transition and move forward toward a happier, healthier future.
Source: The Huffington Post, Why Divorce Is Such An Isolating Experience, Tira Harpaz, Nov. 14, 2013