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Concerns about how a gray divorce might impact one’s well-being

On Behalf of | May 2, 2019 | divorce/marital dissolution

Recent reports indicate that the rate at which couples in California and elsewhere who are over the age of 50 choose to dissolve their marriages has doubled over the past three decades. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the process of divorce has become any less stressful. In fact, many of those who are entering this stage may still be hesitant to open a new chapter in life out of fear of how a divorce might impact their health.

Recent studies suggest that there may be a variety of reasons that have led to the recent increases to divorce rates among couples over the age of 50. Some of these reasons may include increased life expectancies and growing levels of financial equality. However, many individuals may still be sticking it out in a potentially unhealthy relationship out of concern over the possible ramifications the alternative option might have on their physical and mental well-being.

Studies do indicate that those who go through the end of a marriage may be at increased risk of developing medical issues such as depression, which may in turn open a person up to additional concerns. However, there are a variety of measures a person can take that could help stave off similar concerns, such as avoiding isolation and exercising regularly. Those who choose to become better informed about how to protect their well-being after a similar life change may be less hesitant to open a new chapter in life and pursue happiness.

Those who are going through a divorce late-in-life may wish to take every possible measure to safeguard their well-being. Since divorce can be stressful and complex, a person in California could find it beneficial to speak with an attorney early on for guidance in covering every crucial aspect of the process. An attorney can address all of a client’s concerns and needs and assist in developing a strategy to pursue the most favorable outcome achievable during subsequent legal proceedings.