Dating during a divorce in virginia
And these soaring figures are set to surge still further in the decade ahead, as women, in particular, feel less inclined to put up with flagging relationships. In my own social circle, I've witnessed at least a dozen marriage breakdowns in the past two years - including the demise of my own relationship after 25 years.
In two instances among my acquaintances, the men, both in their early 60s, have departed to a much younger woman beckoning from a warm bed.
Mostly, though, it's been the women who have instigated the separation and there has been no other person involved.
And it's a pattern that's being repeated all over the country: 68 per cent of divorces are now initiated by wives.
By her own admission, Judy Hollis's behaviour was thoughtlessly promiscuous.
'For a year,' she says, 'I fooled around, sleeping with more than ten men.
Wanting to move on with your life is perfectly normal.
Judy Hollis's story is not untypical of the dozens of women I've talked to about divorce and dating.We're back in the work force, if indeed we ever left it when our children were young, with more money and a knowledge that we can take care of ourselves financially.If a woman's financial position is no longer a barrier to her moving on from an unhappy marriage, neither does age seem to hold us back from trying our luck romantically second or perhaps third time around.And if the menopause proves tricky to navigate, there's always HRT to help us through.The Noughties was the decade in which women, for the first time, could say I'm Fifty And Fabulous or Sixty And Sensational and it was a genuine feeling, rather than just empty words.