Are you part of the crowd and wondering if it’s worth the effort? Granted, it does take effort to look your best especially if you are worried about how attractive you are at this age. And, it takes effort to meet good men.
Here’s the thing. If you like being the odd ball out at a dinner party, taking yourself for a drive on a beautiful Sunday afternoon and spending Saturday night alone with a quart of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream than it is not worth the effort.
But the reality is most divorced women don’t like the ‘live alone’ lifestyle.
Let’s face it human beings are social animals and most women over fifty would at least like to spend their social time with a male companion and even better would to be in a healthy committed relationship.
Lucky for you in today’s world people in their 50’s are now the fastest growing demographic in the United States, that in and of itself makes it worth your time and energy. Being in relationship as you head toward retirement years is a very positive way to live your life. Men and women in relationship have less health problems than single people.
Depression or the anxiety of dealing with today’s demands are far less if you are in a good relationship. Having someone that cares about your well-being and happiness as well as you caring about his is a wonderful experience to have each day.
I realize that when you go through a divorce you often think… I’m better off alone. Or you may think I don’t want to take the risk of ending up with some jerk again. However, what you want to remember is today you are a very different woman from who you were when you met your ex 25 or 30 plus years ago.
You’ve paid your dues so to speak and today you are a much wiser woman then you were in your 20’s. A common mistake that women after 50 often make is not to acknowledge who they are today and how far they have come.
Remember the ad “You’ve come a long way baby!”?
Well, that’s true.
I want to encourage you to acknowledge all the life’s lessons you have learned and all the experiences you have had, that make you the strong and capable woman you are today.
You need to stop thinking about your age, or your horrible divorce or the extra 10 pounds you can’t get rid of. The only things you need to change are your negative thinking around the idea of dating again and turn it into a positive attitude about moving on in your life.
Actually, it is very cool to be a part of the group of women after 50 in today’s world.
In your Grandmothers or even your Mothers time this was not considered something a woman could do. In those days a woman was destined to live the rest of her life alone.
So celebrate the fact that you are healthy and free to find your ideal partner to share this stage of you life with.
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