Q My parents have told us that they’re going to get a divorce – they’re in their 50s! Me, my brother and sister are all in our mid to late 20s and have kids of our own and so this will upset a lot of people.
Mum and dad have always argued, bickered and even fought, and to be honest it would have been better in many ways of they’d spilt up earlier and we wouldn’t have had to witness it all as kids.
I can’t see the point of them divorcing now. All their kids are off their hands so they should be looking forward to a calmer happier retirement.
A I doubt they see themselves as on the cusp of retirement just yet 🙂
When we’re in our 20s then people in their 50s seem old. When we’re in our 50s then it’s people in their 70s who seem old.
The point is, assuming they’re both agreeable to this divorce, then they see themselves as young enough to start again if they want to, and to find a new partner. One of them may have already found someone else. [Read more…]