Dating after divorce for women over 50
Once you’ve researched your options, talk to administrators and if possible, graduates.
Be realistic about your goals in speaking with them.
That deserves consideration – whether we’re “starting over” or not. For all the hyper-cheerful spin we see around the web on “50 is the new 40” (and sometimes “60 is the new 40”), not to mention how “fabulous” the 50s are, the reality is that aging stigma still persists. How old is too old for becoming financially secure? Many people are so disheartened that they’ve simply stopped looking for work.
We all practice it to some degree (whether we wish to or not), though in different ways and with regard to different ages. For millions of Americans over 50, this isn’t a bad dream — it’s grim reality.
Since she found herself divorced and on her own in her 50s, that college degree was helpful. do your homework if what you are really after is job opportunity.
And that includes taking on the challenges of making new friends over 50; adjusting to a marital status change (for example) with both obstacles and opportunities; beginning a new career, of necessity or design; or plunging into an altogether new set of adventures by relocating – whatever your reasons for doing so.
(And for my own most current adventure in starting over in a new place, pop by this 2018 relocation tale and this explicit additional advice.) As for the initial relocation challenge — where to go, based on individual needs — here is a related excerpted comment on starting over, from a reader by the name of Michelle: …
Google is certainly not the only way that you can research, but it is an easy way to begin the process.
Likewise, for purposes of researching scholarship money that may be available to you.
When addressing the issue of starting over when we’re over 50, we often consider relocation in light of personal taste, desired lifestyle, and finances — both affordability and earning options.