Being over 50 is not old, these days. I know fiftysomething women who are running marathons, starting businesses … I even met one recently who had just won her class in an Iron Man contest basically a triathlon on steroids for age But there is a definite demographic shift going on when it comes to our relationships.
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New figures from the Office For National Statistics show that while the divorce rate continues to fall overall, the trend is not mirrored by the over-fifties. We are now the only group whose divorce rate is actually rising. At 51 years old and single, I am now part of a growing group surfing a zeitgeistian wave of plus freedom. And, in my experience, this is the best age yet for flying solo.
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In my teens, I waited by the phone for a boy, any boy, to call. In my twenties it was all high drama, getting my heart broken and dating rotters. During my thirties, my biological clock meant I needed a partner if I wanted children. My forties were spent dealing with the romantic hangover of my thirties — divorce and being a single parent to small children.
There is such a joy to being able to do whatever you want without permission. Her life was completely uncompromised and I can entirely relate to her contentment. As a nutritionist and hypnotherapist, I see many fiftysomething women. They come to me because they want to lose their menopausal tummies.
Yet, dig a little deeper, and what they really want to divest themselves of is the big lump in the armchair called their husband. Their comfort eating and drinking is often a symptom of their unhappiness — but a fear of being alone stops them from tackling the real problem.
I am lucky though. My mother is pretty self-sufficient, for now. My children are becoming more independent and this is my golden time. I can do as I please. I can be fabulously, unashamedly selfish.
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I can go on holiday when and where I want, I can eat the food I fancy and spend my money exactly as I please. Of course, having three children, aged nine, 13 and 16, does clip my wings a bit. And indeed, concern for them is another important factor in why I am not flinging myself at the first available man. But, even if that were an option having teen children is a pretty good boyfriend repellent, I find , I am still very, very picky. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!
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